The role of a home health aide consists of a variety of tasks including taking vital signs or giving patients medicine all under a nurse’s supervision. They will record the tasks done daily and report any changes, as well as assist with daily activities, such as bathing and dressing. They can also help with scheduling doctor’s appointments and making sure you have transportation to and from appointments. Other tasks they may assist with include light housekeeping, such as vacuuming and laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, and teaching patients self-care skills.
Why Hire A Home Health Aide?
Hiring a home health aide can be a huge benefit for a patient. Depending on the patient’s ability they may have assistance from an aide for many hours, every day. It allows the patient to still have some control over their life while staying in the comfort of their home, surrounded by loved ones compared to being admitted into a living facility. Once a patient finds the right home health aide, it will allow the patient and their family to relax, because they will feel comfortable knowing their loved one is in good hands. The family will have a chance to take a break and not have to worry about being home 24/7 to take care of the patient. The assistance of a home health aide will be beneficial not only to the patient but their family as well.
Home Health Aide With American Advantage
American Advantage Home Care is an accredited home health agency and has received The Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. Our licensed home health aides will provide quality personalized healthcare to all of our patients all in the comforts of their home. We service patients located in Canton, Livonia, Detroit, Dearborn, and the surrounding Michigan areas. If you or someone you know is in need of home health aide services, please contact us online or call us at 884-4MY-AAHC for more information.