Home health aide

What is the role of a home health aide?

Home health aides are important members of the care team who work under the supervision of skilled nurses to support patients with activities of daily living (ADLs), monitoring of their health condition and support of the plan of care, meal planning and preparation, and light housekeeping. These home health aide services are performed under a skilled home health plan of care that is coordinated with your physician and is considered medical in nature.

Our home health aides serve as a primary partner with patients in achieving your healthcare plan and recovery goals and helping you maintain independence.

Our staff builds a medical plan of care with your case manager, physician, and family to develop a personalized plan for your care and recovery, in the comfort and privacy of your own familiar surroundings. Unlike home care aide services, these medical services are short in duration and intermittent.

Services of our licensed home health aides include:

  • Assisting with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, meal planning and preparation, and mobility
  • Monitoring patient’s vital signs and physical and mental condition
  • Running errands, like grocery shopping, filling medication prescriptions, picking up drycleaning
  • Taking action during emergency health situations

Home health aide support is provided on a short-term basis. When ordered by your doctor, home health aide services are often covered by Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, or many private insurance carriers.

What makes someone a candidate for home health aide services:

  • Home health aides work alongside skilled nurses to ensure you maintain independence and as high a quality of life as possible. If you’re receiving in-home healthcare from a medical team, a home health aide can help provide personalized, one-on-one support so you can continue to participate in activities that bring more joy to your life.

We all want to remain as autonomous and independent as possible during the recovery process. Northeast Professional Home Care’s home health aides understand that and can help you get the most out of your home care experience, maintain your freedom and independence, live safely in your own surroundings, and recover with the comfort, security, and privacy that comes from being cared for in your own home.

Benefits of home health aide services:

  • Continue living in the safety, security, and comfort of your own home
  • Maintain life routines and independence
  • Live with dignity, privacy, and autonomy
  • Receive high-quality, compassionate visits by an aide who will support you in maintaining your freedom
  • Depend on a reliable plan of care personalized for you and your needs
  • Assessment of your home environment to reduce potential home hazards from falls or other injuries
  • Northeast Professional Home Care works with you, your family, your case manager, and your physician to ensure your care is safe, supportive of your medical goals, and tailored to your needs

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