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Home Health Aide (HHA)

The Home Health Aide is trained to provide home management, personal care and health related tasks to patients and families experiencing recent episodic or chronic health care problems. The Home Health Aide works under the supervision of an RN or LPN. The Home Health Aide qualifications will conform to the NYCRR Title X 700.2.

Responsibilities Include

  • Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions for improved patient outcomes
  • Following written plan of patient care
  • Maintaining records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service
  • Meal planning and preparation.
  • Weighing the patient
  • Hydraulic lift use
  • Assistance with self-administration of medication (if applicable)
  • Report client condition changes immediately to RN
  • Bathroom tasks
  • Medication reminders
  • Taking patient vital signs (if applicable)
  • Remind and encourage range of motion exercises
  • Grooming
  • Companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • Assisting with prescribed medical equipment, supplies and devices (if applicable)
  • Talk, listen, share experiences, play games / cards, read aloud
  • Helping to keep patients in contact with family, friends and their community
  • Transportation to medical appointments, grocery store and errands
  • Accompany clients to recreational and / or social events
  • Assisting with plans for visits and outings
  • Organize and read mail
  • Performing light housekeeping
  • Monitoring household supplies and resources
  • Problem solving
  • Ensuring service is delivered in accordance with Agency policies, procedures and industry standards
  • Participate in ongoing training and DOH required in-services

The following health related tasks may be performed by the Home Health Aide, who has had documented training in such tasks and is deemed competent to perform them in performance of patient care. Such services are performed in situations deemed by the agency to be special circumstances. Activities permissible under special circumstances are governed by the department document

Background Checks

Ensures Safety

Comprehensive Training

Ensures Knowledge edgeability

Compatability Match

Ensures the Right Fit

24/7 Services

Ensures Availability

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