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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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