Home health aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment with activities of daily living.
Home Health Aides
Home Health Aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment with activities of daily living.
Home Health Aide Job Description
Home Health Aides (HHAs) are certified professional healthcare providers who work with older adults in their homes. They keep clients healthy and improve the quality of their lives. HHAs support Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) for elderly clients who may have trouble with balance and mobility. Additionally, HHAs drive to appointments, help with housekeeping, and help their clients enjoy their favorite pastimes.
The team at Connected Home Care works with Home Health Aides to make sure all of their clients receive the level of support they need to continue feeling safe and comfortable in their homes. Connected Home Care offers flexible schedules, paid holidays, salary reviews, regular employee recognition, training and other benefits.
Skills and Credentials:
· Sensitivity to the special needs of elderly people
· Attention to detail
· Ability to follow care plans and schedules
· Certification as a Home Health Aide
· High School Diploma
· Massachusetts Drivers License
· CPR and First Aid Training
- A mature person 18 or older
- High school education or equivalent is preferred but not mandatory
- Has an interest in working with elders
- Possess a driver’s license and a reliable car
- Is able to understand and carry out directions and instructions of written care plan, recorded messages and keep records
- Flexible, sensitive to the needs of others, reliable and able to cope with emergencies
3 Areas Home Health Aides Focus on:
1) Help With In Home Acts of Daily Living (ADLs)
HHAs help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including:
· Brushing hair and teeth
· Using the bathroom
· Meal preparation, special diets, and healthy eating
· Medication reminders
By helping their clients with personal care, proper meals, and prescription drug compliance, HHAs allow their clients to stay in their homes safely and enjoy some independence.
2) Light Housekeeping
Another important part of personal caregiving is maintaining a clean home. HHAs often help with light housekeeping, including:
· Linen changes
Many older adults take pride in housekeeping and don’t realize when household tasks become too hard for them to perform. In some cases, HHAs can help their clients feel productive and independent by taking on the demanding tasks and leaving some chores, like folding laundry or dusting tables, for their clients. In every case, a HHA is creating a safe, healthy environment for her clients and helping them remain in a familiar, comfortable setting.
3) Run Errands and Medical Appointment Transportation
Most HHAs help their clients by driving them to stores and medical appointments. These errands and appointments can include trips to the:
· Grocery Store
· Hardware Store
· Post Office
· Doctor’s Office
· Dentist’s Office
HHAs help their clients keep track of food and household items. They make sure that any spoiled food is discarded and replaced with fresh, healthy options that comply with special dietary needs.
Another important role for HHAs is to bring their clients to doctors’ offices. Medical appointments can be stressful for older adults. Having a familiar companion at their side, while they are waiting, when they receive instructions and when they need to schedule their next appointment, is very valuable.
How We Ensure Your Success
At Connected Home Care, all of your clients will have a Case Manager Nurse who supervises their care and keeps a record of their service needs. You will work with Client Care Plans that detail the support clients need. Our plans will also include client background information such as any special sensitivities, their personal preferences, passions, and interests. Case Managers match Personal Care Aides with clients best suited to their skills and shared interests.
Case Managers will also go on the first visit to introduce you to the client and help with the transition. They will ensure you are familiar with the client’s home and their individual needs. Case Managers and Personal Care Aides will continue to work together to assess a client's needs and update Care Plans accordingly.
Care Plans have information about a client’s ability to perform tasks and their personal interests. For example, a Care Plan will list:
· Supports for some or all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
· Medication schedule
· Dietary needs and meal preferences
· Household tasks
· Emergency information
· Names and phone numbers of doctors
· Hobbies, passions, favorite pastimes
With the support and companionship of their Home Health Aide, older adults can live in the safety and comfort of their own home longer.
Join Our Team Today!
At Connected Home Care, we offer training and advancement opportunities for all of our employees. Our team helps you learn more, earn more and get ahead. Additionally, we strive to create a supportive environment, with regular employee recognition, social events, coaching and mentoring. If you are interested in making a difference in someone’s life, working for a growing company, and meeting other supportive professionals who care about your career goals, click here to search our job openings!
Elder Care Services - Home Health Aides
- Assistance with personal care needs
- Transfer assistance, including Hoyer life
- Meal preparation
- Medication Reminders
- Support for all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
- Local Transportation: Drive to Grocery Store, Activities, Doctor's Appointments
- Assistance with Light Housekeeping: Laundry, Dishes