CT Certified Nurses' Aides/Home Health Aides

Services of a Home Health Aide include:

  • hands-on care
  • helping the older person with ADL's
  • maintaining the home in a clean and safe enviormnent

 

Duties of a Professional Nurse:

  • Providing individual client care including assessment, care planning with client and family, direct implementation of care and evaluation
  • Providing teaching for client and family regarding disease, use of equipment and supplies
  • Providing medication pours and management; monitoring client's condition advising physician and family of any changes in status
  • Maintaining supplies and equipment for safe and optimal functioning
  • Integrating care with other appropriate health services
  • Providing referrals when needed and/or when requested

Duties of our para-professionals:

  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's)
  • Assistance with Dressing
  • Hygiene assistance including showering, bathing, skin care with lotion, shampoo, teeth and denture care
  • Meal Planning, preparing and serving
  • Monitor client's activities ensuring safety
  • Transportation/Escort to doctor's visits, shopping, and errands - grocery store, pharmacy
  • Remind client to take self-administered medications
  • Keeping family informed of client's needs and/or changes in condition
  • Engaging client in conversation and activities of interest promoting mental alertness
  • Assistance with transfers to and from bed, chair, wheelchair, commode, and toilet
  • Ambulating assistance for safety with wheelchair, cane, crutches, or standby monitoring
  • Monitoring and recording food and fluid intake, elimination, bowel movements, urine output and body weight.