Home Health Aide Job Responsibilities:
Enables clients to stay in their homes by monitoring and recording client condition; providing support and personal services; teaching families.
Home Health Aide Job Duties:
-Monitors client condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.
-Supports clients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands.
-Assists clients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
-Helps clients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.
-Helps family members care for the client by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the client; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.
-Records client information by making entries in the client journal; notifying nursing supervisor of changing or unusual conditions.
-Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy client environment by following standards and procedures; maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards;
-Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
-Protects the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Home Health Aide Skills and Qualifications:
Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Nursing Skills, Health Care Administration, Client Services, Verbal Communication, Listening, Training, Dependability, Emotional Control