Home health aides are responsible for taking care of patients who need continuous care while living at home
Hope Health Aides
Health Aide workers at home often operate closely with a healthcare professional like a nurse. Some standard home health aide responsibilities include keeping track of a patient’s status to alert a doctor or nurse to any sudden variations.
A home health aide professional is also responsible for certain basic health care tasks, such as giving medicine, changing dressing, checking the temperature and pulse of a patient
Providing assistance in daily living and personal care services in patients homes in accordance with an established care plan maintaining patient care records and document provided services
The home health aide may educate family members on patient care so that the families will feel comfortable providing day to day care to the patient between visits. Take into account the frequency with which a home health aide and a patient interact, a strong bond between the two often develops.
Personal Health Aides from hospice and home health agencies can visit patients for thorough care one to three days a week. They communicate with the patient during such visits and execute some variation of services.
Health Aide Duties
- Shower, tub bath, or bed bath
- Shaving of the patient
- Dressing of the patient
- Oral care or denture care
- Care and cleaning of foley catheters
- Back rub/massage care
- Assistance with ambulating (walking)
- Light housekeeping
Health Aides in the Home
Despite providing patients with a certain type of care, home health aide workers are not nurses and therefore can not provide any kind of professional nursing care or give any medical advice to the patient or the patient’s family and friends. Home health aide providers pursue a care schedule established by a licensed nurse (RN) who supervises home health
Coverage of Home Health Aides
Under the Medicare Hospice Benefit, a home health aide is a covered service, although the need for a home health aide must be clearly documented in order to cover the service. This may possibly imply that patients who are still autonomous and who are able to take care of themselves are not eligible for home health assistance services. Typically, only people who are unable to care for themselves in the most fundamental way.
Call Hope Health Care Services, Speak with a qualified home health assistant.