A home health aide assists individuals who need help in performing certain tasks. Often these individuals are those who are sick, elderly, or disabled. Some of these people may need assistance for a long time, while others only for a short while.
HHAs often provide basic health-related services, which most of these other jobs do not. These activities would involve the following :
Checking pulse rate, temperature, and respiration rate of the Patient Regularly Maintaining records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems
Helping the Patients with Prescribed Exercises or Routines
Providing skin care
Assisting with braces or artificial limbs
The Home Health Aides must also assist with Medical Equipments if they are using any.
Complete training must be undergone before one assumes the job of a home health aide. Reason for this is that a person needs to learn the skills and possess the knowledge to perform the various responsibilities efficiently. A home health aide must have active listening skills to be able to understand quickly
The Opportunities in this Sector is Vast and is expected to further Boom in the coming Years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects employment of aides to grow by 50% between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average. This Immense growth in employment opportunities is due to an increase in the number of seniors.
We at Bonjour Home Care offer hospice services to the patients through the inpatient programs as well as Offer Home Health Aide Training Programs. For any questions or a free consultancy and estimate, call us today. Our team of dedicated healthcare professionals will be happy to assist you.
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