Home Health Aides
Under State of Florida guidelines, Home Health Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants and Personal Care Assistants are designated to work within a Home Environment providing hands-on personal care assistance. Live-In Caregivers are Home Health Aides or Certified Nursing Assistants who work and live in the home (click here for more Live-In info ).
This level of care provides:
• Assistance with bathing
• Assistance with personal care (oral, hair, etc)
• Assistance with toileting and/or incontinence care
• Assistance in transferring in/out of bed or wheelchair
• Assistance with dressing/undressing
• Preparation of meals
• Assistance with feeding
• Changing bed linens
• Performing light housekeeping (including laundry, dusting, general cleaning)
• Running errands (shopping, outings, doctor’s appointments)
• Medication reminders
Limitations: Home Health Aides cannot administer medications of any kind although they can remind the patient to take medications.
Home Health Aides work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The RN prepares an initial Plan of Care. This Plan provides instruction to staff on what tasks to accomplish while they are in the home. The RN further reviews the case notes of the Home Health Aide to ensure that they are meeting the goals and needs of the client.