Our home health aides specialize in caring for children who are disabled or have sick or disabled parents. From administering medication to maintaining patient care records, condition, and progress, to report observations to a supervisor or case manager, our professional home health aides can do it all.
Our dedicated professionals also help provide patients move in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and dressing and grooming. Our agency firmly believes in giving patients and families physical and emotional support so they’re well taken care of.
Our home health aides can also assist you in infant care, preparing healthy meals, independent living, and adapting to disability or illness. Give us a call in Long Island today!
Many are often uncertain about the difference between a certified Home Health Aide (HHA) and a Patient Care Assistant (PCA). This is understandable given that an HHA is generally qualified to provide the same services as a PCA. However, the most significant distinction between the two is that an HHA is also qualified and may be required to provide medical and healthcare services, in addition to the quality of life services provided by PCAs. So when the effects of aging, disability, chronic illness, cognitive impairment, surgery, or recent trauma make it difficult for individuals to care for themselves properly, an HHA may be the best option for such individuals.
Additional to the quality of life services similarly provided by a PCA, our HHAs, under the direction of a registered nurse or another medical professional, also provide the following medical and health-related services:
- Administering a client’s medication
- Checking vital signs
- Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.
- Collecting samples for testing
- Recording client information and notifying the supervising nurse of changes to the client’s condition
- Replacing bandages and sterile dressings and monitoring wound healing.
- Helping with medical equipment
- Helps patients care for themselves by teaching the use of a cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.
- Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient.
As well as being trained to check pulse, temperature, respiration, help with braces or artificial limbs and perform several skilled nursing duties, our HHAs can also help with specific in-home care needs related to:
- Stroke Recovery
- Heart Disease
- Alzheimer’s and other related Dementia
- Cancer Recovery
- Hospice Support