Home Health Aide
A Home Health Aide (HHA) provides basic, personal care and health-related services to a variety of individuals (patients) who require more assistance than family and/or friends are able to provide. HHAs are part of a category of occupations that is commonly referred to as “direct care workers.” The services/care that a Home Health Aide provides depends upon their specialty area.
A registered nurse (RN), physical therapist (PT), other health professional, social worker, or home health agency generally gives assignments and duties to a home health aide. For each patient, a HHA is responsible for recording services performed, as well as the patient’s condition and progress. They also record and report any changes in a patient’s condition to the case manager or supervisor and also discuss observations with them.
The types of patients with whom a home health aide may work include:
Home health aides generally work in a patient's private home :
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