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Personal Care or Home Health Aide

The HELPsource™ Home Health Aide is responsible for providing personal care services, companionship, escort, and light housekeeping services to clients in their homes. Home care is provided according to the care plan prepared and supervised by the registered nurse. The care plan is developed with care managers, physicians and or long term care insurance providers.

RESPONIBILITIES:

  • Assist client in maintaining good personal hygiene including: bathing services(shower, tub, bed baths), mouth care, skin care, and hair care
  • Assist with the use of toilet facilities including bedpans
  • Assist with transfers, utilizing mechanical equipment, i.e., Hoyer Lifts when applicable
  • Assist with walking, including assistance with walkers, canes and wheelchairs
  • Medication reminders
  • Record fluid intake and output and document on appropriate forms
  • Assist Physical and/or Occupational Therapy personnel with range of motion exercises after proper instruction
  • Promote client’s mental alertness by engaging in appropriate dialogue or reading of newspapers, books or magazines with client
  • Doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles to promote memory skills
  • Planning and preparing nutritious meals
  • Assist with special diets and feeding
  • Clean cooking and eating areas following each meal
  • Keep bathroom and bedroom areas clean and free of safety hazards
  • Perform light housekeeping tasks
  • Laundry duties and bed linen changes as needed
  • Establish a relationship with client based on trust and confidentiality
  • Notify the RN and/or scheduling coordinator if a patient has increased care needs
  • Report any changes in client’s mental or physical condition to the RN and/or scheduling coordinator
  • Demonstrate proper universal precautions and infection control techniques
  • Maintain a caring and positive attitude
  • May provide Escort services to client’s doctor appointments, grocery shopping (with or without the client) or family events as requested

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Compassionate nurturing disposition
  • Certificate of completion of an approved Nurse Aide / Home Health Aide Training Program (Minimum 77-hours)
  • Successful completion of a Written Skills evaluation
  • Demonstrated competency of Clinical Skills
  • Completion of Orientation and Mentoring
  • High School diploma or GED

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