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What is a home health aide?

What is a home health aide?

Assistant in home: There are several categories of service persons who help and support individuals in their home. Among those are hha who help with personal tasks such as bathing and sometimes more household activities such as meal prep. It varies. In general they cannot dispense medication but often can make it possible for individuals with some medical condition to remain at home. ...Read more

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What does a home health aide do?

What does a home health aide do?

Home aide: Personal care aides generally are responsible for light cleaning, cooking, running errands, and doing laundry, as well as assisting clients with bathing, showering, grooming, and other personal hygiene tasks. They also engage clients in activities like reading, talking, and playing games.Visiting nurses making general exam ,checking blood pressure, current medication,physical therapist exercising ...Read more

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What are duties of a home health aide?

What are duties of a home health aide?

Home health aide: Home health aide is there to assist the client is pre-designated duties related to easing the activities of daily living including bathing, cleaning, toileting, light cleaning, cooking, maintaining function with monitoring of an exercise program, ambulating the client, personal hygiene, etc. A home health aide can be part of the medicare qualified package or be paid for separately. ...Read more

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Do a nurse aide help at home with postop ADL? Or, would it be best to choose a home health aide for activities of daily living, if needed?

Do a nurse aide help at home with postop ADL? Or, would it be best to choose a home health aide for activities of daily living, if needed?

Call the Visiting: Nurse Association in your area. They will assess your situation and offer the type of services you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a home health aide give tubal feedings?

Can a home health aide give tubal feedings?

Home health : The permissible scope of tasks for home health aides varies by state. Please check with your local jurisdiction or home health agency.
In many states, the aide may set up and flush the tube, but not actually administer the feeding itself, which typically must be done by a nurse or trained family member. There may be exceptions. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say meningitis only spreads through "prolonged" close contact like in a dorm? What abt home health aides? (Never got vax)

What does it mean when they say meningitis only spreads through "prolonged" close contact like in a dorm? What abt home health aides? (Never got vax)

Odd statement: Meningitis can and does spread among those who congregate in dorms, dining halls, or other close venues but I consider the statement inaccurate. Meningococcal & other forms of meningitis can spread in any setting where people get together, including home care, if conditions are right. Those involved in direct patient contact should be vaccinated against any illness they may encounter. ...Read more

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What should I do about my patient high blood pressure? It has been over in the 200's for a week I am a home health aide and i work for this lady and last friday we noticed that her BP was very high in the 200's and every since then we have been monitoring

What should I do about my patient high blood pressure? It has been over in the 200's for a week I am a home health aide and i work for this lady and last friday we noticed that her BP was very high in the 200's and every since then we have been monitoring

That : That is a very high systolic blood pressure. The best and most responsible thing is to ensure that you notify her doctor. He should know her medical history the best and can make any adjustments needed to her medications. ...Read more

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What are the duties of a home health nurse?

What are the duties of a home health nurse?

HH Nursing: In order to receive home health paid by medicare (or your insurance) you must have two things: a skilled need and you must be home bound. Skilled needs can include all kinds of things: wound care, physical therapy, medication monitoring, intravenous medications, etc. The hh nurse is responsible for creating a plan of care and monitoring which includes weekly visits, at the minimum. ...Read more

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Which is better for dialysis, a dialysis nurse or a home health nurse?

Which is better for dialysis, a dialysis nurse or a home health nurse?

Dialysis: A specially trained nurse in dialysis would be best given the high level of expertise needed during the dialysis process. ...Read more

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How frequent do you utilize home health and how do you chose the right one for your patients?

How frequent do you utilize home health and how do you chose the right one for your patients?

Good Questions: Home health services are so helpful in so many aspects of care, and are generally under-utilized in patients that have difficulty in getting to their appointments, or even with tasks like checking sugars, taking medications, dressing changes, etc. The right home health match with a patient is one that the patient trusts, communicates with the provider, and feels confident making suggestions. ...Read more

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My Dr put me out of work until 12/8 or longer I work as home health aid do you think I be safe to go back to work with elder people?

My Dr put me out of work until 12/8 or longer I work as home health aid do you think I be safe to go back to work with elder people?

Depends: Depends on what your MD told you. Without a progress report it would be difficult to tell you. I presume it's because of your syncopal episodes that concerns you. Call your doctor for answers. ...Read more

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What is involved with home health care?

What is involved with home health care?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. Ask around in your areas you are certain to find a good home health agency. Whenever they cannot take care of themselves. ...Read more

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What services does home health care provide?

What services does home health care provide?

Home Health Care: House chores r not covered. Home health care is not covered by insurances unless pt. Came just out of the hospital, and usually has a limited number of days. With the breakup of the family ( families living far from another), families with less children, and women working, no one can take care of sick elderly. Then... Need an assisted living facility or nursing home or home help paid by pt ...Read more

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How do I get home health care for my grandmother?

How do I get home health care for my grandmother?

See below: Please find the yellow page under home health care. It also can be found at a local hospital and ask the operator to connect for home health care. They will explain about the covered service. ...Read more

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What kinds of services can home health care provide?

What kinds of services can home health care provide?

Skilled nursing/PTOT: Think of home health as providing skilled nursing needs +/- PT/OT. That means education re med mgmt, heart disease, emphysema, diabetes etc. Wound care. IV fluids, shots, Foley care, etc. Check out http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/home-health-care/home-health-care-what-is-it-what-to-expect.html for more details. Of note, home health will not cover non-skilled needs eg housekeeping ...Read more

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Do you have any home health tips to relieve the symptoms of chronic sinusitis?

Do you have any home health tips to relieve the symptoms of chronic sinusitis?

First, diagnosis: Rhino-sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses in the face and head. It always follows a viral infection of the nose and then proceeds into the adjacent air spaces in the face and head. Most patients use this term very loosely. Thus you must first have a diagnosis (cat scan is the gold standard). Home remedies include salt water irrigations, netti-pot irrigations, decongestants. See doc. ...Read more

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What caregivers can provide home health care?

What caregivers can provide home health care?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. Ask around in your areas you are certain to find a good home health agency. Whenever they cannot take care of themselves. Usually rn come to the house to check on patients. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a home health worker is doing a good job?

How can I tell if a home health worker  is doing a good job?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. Ask around in your areas you are certain to find a good home health agency. Whenever they cannot take care of themselves. Usually rn come to the house to check on patients. Your doctor should be able to tell how good. ...Read more

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Which the difference between home care and home health care?

Which the difference between home care and home health care?

See below: Home care is just for companion who provides for loved one. Home health care provides nurse, certified nursing aide, physical therapist, dietian and social worker. Please call the company and find out the description of service. ...Read more

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How can I pay for home health care and other caregiving services?

How can I pay for home health care and other caregiving services?

Ask your provider: Most health care facilities deal with companies that provide home health care. Although these services have a limitation by most insurances your pcp or health provider could recommend one of these companies if they provide a private service. ...Read more

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What must a home health worker know about newborns, cpr, and the aed?

What must a home health worker know about newborns, cpr, and the aed?

I see adults: And as such i can't comment on newborns but a home health worker ought to know how to perform basic CPR ("basic life support") and should know how to use an automatic external defibrillator if one is available where the individual is working. Both skills can be learned in an afternoon. ...Read more

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Home health care and i'm a member of a search and rescue squad. So how will they fix it?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. ...Read more

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How can I find information about home health care for seniors?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. Ask around in your areas you are certain to find a good home health agency. ...Read more

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Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more

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