Home Health Aides serve a vital role in providing needed assistance to the elderly, medically disabled, and chronically ill populations. They care for patients who independently are unable to perform daily activities of living such as assisting their patient to maintain good hygiene, proper nutrition, and a clean-living space.
Loyal Service Agency Home Health Aides (HHA) help patients covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) with personal necessities or activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and hygiene needs. By assisting with housekeeping and other instrumental activities of daily life like cooking and laundry, HHAs enable clients to live safely in their own homes, greatly improving their quality of life in the process.
Aides may have to document the patient’s condition and the care that they provide, along with any problems encountered during care, submitting this report to a supervisor. In some cases, HHAs also facilitate transportation and leisure activities for clients. Depending on the state regulations, they may be able to take vital signs, give medications, and perform basic wound dressing changes as needed.
The requirements to be a Home Health Aide for Loyal Service Agency are as follows:
• High school graduate or equivalent
• Ability to read, write, and follow directions
• Be a certified Home Health Aide with proof of certification or complete Competency Evaluation
• Work positively and favorably with patients, families, and staff
• Demonstrate compassion, responsibility, and cheerful attitude
• Listed on Nurse Aide Registry with no finding against the aide relating to client abuse or to neglect or misappropriation of client property
If you have more questions about the requirements of becoming a Home Health Aide and/or joining our team call us at 1-855-485-6925.