Home Health Aide

A Home Health Aide is a trained paraprofessional prepared to assist professional personnel care and home management as related to comfort, care and safety of a client in a home. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Employment

  • Supervises ADL’s (Activites of Daily Living).
  •  Assists and encourages client to follow prescribed exercise program which may include range of motion (ROM) exercise and ambulation.
  • Provides and assists with skin care by turning and positioning client as prescribed, and providing care to pressure point areas.
  • Assists and guides client in transfer process from bed to chair, to commode or other devices.
  • Assists in giving client bath, whether complete, partial, tub or shower.
  • Observes and reports changes in skin condition.
  • Provides or assists in oral hygiene and hair care.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, and respirations.
  • Changes simple dressing (non-sterile) dressings only) and reports changes in wound status.
  • Shops for food and household supplies.
  • Plans, prepares, and serves meals according to dietary instructions.
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment for client by performing household services.
  • Uses and maintains special equipment and supplies appropriately.
  • Performs only those duties on care plan except when instructed otherwise by clinical supervisor.
CORI and References Required.

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