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Home Health Aide, What is it?

Home Health Aide is a variety of services available for people who are living at home. Generally, a home health aider helps people who suffer from disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairments, or age-related problems.

Their daily tasks vary a great deal, based on your needs as a patient. A home health aider is responsible for a number of things, which you can all read further down, as well as spending time and offering support to you. They will assist you with your daily activities and provide care.

Some of the care and services provided through home health aid includes administering medications, changing bandages, checking vital signs like temperature, and pulse and respiration rates. Even though a home health aider works independently a medical professional supervises them and this is usually done by a registered nurse.

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What Specific Services does Home Health Aide Provide?

A Home health aider will provide services such as companionship as well as basic health assistance, and everything in-between. This includes the following:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Light housekeeping (laundry, vacuuming, etc.)
  • Medication monitoring
  • Grocery shopping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Transportation to doctor’s offices and other appointments
  • Companionship visits
  • Organization of schedules and appointments
  • Physical exercise and at-home therapy exercises

Additionally, most people providing care, through the home health aide program, are also trained to check your vitals such as pulse, temperature, respiration, and help with braces or any artificial limbs. They can also perform a number of skilled nursing duties.

Home health aides can also help with specific in-home care needs related to illnesses such as:

  • Alzheimer’s and Other Related Dementia
  • Hypertension/Stroke Recovery
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Hospice/Palliative Support

Why a Home Health Aider?

Maybe you are worried about a loved one recovering from surgery, a procedure, or an illness or maybe they need a helping hand from time to time.

Whatever the circumstances, this type of care can be the perfect solution for you and your loved one. Care from Home Health Aide will provide a personalized care plan, that is professionally supervised so everyone who is involved will feel secure, happy, and safe. This type of care can also make the elderly feel independent, right at home.

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