Home Health Aides

Home aides for seniors and others provide hands-on care to help clients with the activities of daily living. They also provide friendship, socialization and support—including performing basic chores in the home.

 

Our Home Health Aides may:

 

  • Assist with medications, and blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring

  • Assist with activities of daily living such as:   Light housekeeping   Bathing   Grooming  Dressing and clothing selection   Meal preparation   Toileting   Transfers and positioning   Mobility   Accompany clients to doctor and other appointments   Pick up medications from pharmacies

  • Perform home chores such as:Helping with personal errands Washing dishes and putting them awayCleaning, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and dusting Changing linens and making beds Doing laundry and ironing oCleaning stoves, microwaves and refrigerators oEmptying the trash Grocery shopping Assisting with pet care Watering and caring for houseplants Planning meals, shopping for ingredients and preparing future meals

  • Provide friendship, socialization and support including:Visiting with the client Responding to the client's requests o Helping with correspondence Participating in activities the client enjoys, including community events, games and cards, hobbies and entertainment Reading to the client Renting and playing movies Accompanying the client to religious services o Visiting neighbors, friends and relatives Planning outings and accompanying the client to shopping centers, sporting events, club events, plays, concerts, movies and restaurants Monitoring the client's diet and eating Checking foods in the home for expiration dates Helping the client keep a calendarArranging appointments and providing appointment reminders Organizing the client's mail, paying bills, and mailing bills and lettersOrganizing closets Answering the door, overseeing home deliveries and supervising home maintenance Assisting with wake-up and nighttime routines

  • Perform tasks that are delegated and supervised by registered nurses

  • Document care and observations as directed by the client's plan of care

  • Notify the registered nurse of any changes in the client's health status

  • Assist with range-of-motion exercises

 

Prior to being hired, our home health aides undergo a rigorous background check and extensive job training. They work closely with our registered nurses, who provide direction and review the services being provided.

 

For older adults, Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances may cover the cost of home health aide services. In addition, some clients and their family members pay for home aide services on a Private Pay basis.

 

For more information, please call us at 248-270-2777, or contact us.