Our home health aides specialize in caring for children who are disabled or have sick or disabled parents. From administering medication to maintaining records of patient care, 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, as well as with dressing and grooming. Our agency firmly believes in providing patients and families with 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 as to the difference between a certified Home Health Aide (HHA) and a Patient Care Assistant (PCA). This is understandable given that a HHA is generally qualified to provide the same services as a PCA. However, the biggest distinction between the two is that a 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 properly care for themselves, a HHA may be the best options for such individual.
Additional to the quality of life services similarly provided by a PCA, our HHAs, under the direction of a registered nurse or other 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 client’s condition
- Replacing bandages and sterile dressings and monitoring wound healing.
- Helping with medical equipment
- Helps patients 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 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 a number of 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