Wings of Love Services
Home Health Aide
Be responsible for assisting clients with activities of daily living and other tasks that enable the individual to remain in his or her own home. Provide supportive services, such as assistance with personal care, toileting, meal preparation, feeding, laundry and maintaining a clean environment for clients in the home setting. Transportation (errands, store, etc.)
One year of experience as an aide/personal care assistant in a healthcare setting. If you have no experience-must be STNA, CNA or Certified Home Health Aide. Desire to work with seniors and other adults with disabilities. Able to work with minimal supervision. Able to communicate with clients/families and emergency systems personnel. Ability to pass Background Check. Must have reliable transportation. Reports any changes to the patient's medical and living conditions to the supervisor or the case manager. Completes documentation and time sheets in a timely manner.
Home Health Aide Certificate or experience: 1 year Current Home Health Aide OR completed the 75 hour nurse aide training course Valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance Clean criminal background check Ability to lift a patient, bend, stoop, etc. Meals: Patient feeding responsibilities. Some patients will require direct feeding, while others may just need their meal tray brought to them and set up. Oral care, nail care, and basic hygiene. Bathing and dressing of patient. Bathing may take place in the form of a bed bath, shower or tub. Toileting of patients. Often patients will need help with moving on and off of the facilities. Some patients may need help with a bed pan. Catheter care. Changing of catheter bags and charting amounts. Ambulation assistance. Some patients need help getting in and out of beds, wheelchairs, bathtubs, etc. Vital signs: Blood pressure, pulse, and temperature monitoring. Answering call lights. Turning of bedridden patients. This is done to take the weight off of pressure points and prevent bedsores from occurring. Changing bed clothes and collecting soiled laundry. Light cleaning and organizing of patient's room or area. Relaying and charting requested information. This may include moods, vital signs, meal consumption, liquid intake, and daily BM and urine amounts. Relaying information to the next CNA on shift, or to the nurse's in charge. Recreational activities, such as assisting with a walk outdoors or delivering reading material to patients. Post mortem care.