Waiting is part of the job of a caregiver. It is normal to have idle time when all the routine chores are done. Waiting time is working time even when the caregiver is watching TV with the client. The caregivers are willing, able and available to respond to the needs of the client whenever the client needs assistance. Caregivers are allowed to sit down when there’s nothing to do. They don’t have to do anything all the time. The caregivers should not be required to do housekeeping more than 20% of their time. Please read the FAQ on housekeeping.