Home health aides are considered health care paraprofessionals. A home health aide improves the quality of life for people through professional, hands-on care and compassionate kindness. For many Right at Home patients, a home health aide or caregiver becomes a trusted friend. They must assist the patient in the activities of daily living and provide basic routine care; such as assistance in eating, bathing, brushing teeth, giving medicine, changing dressing, checking a patient's temperature and pulse rate, and helping with artificial limbs or walking aids.
Our home health aide’s professionals can tend to older adults, who may need assistance while letting them keep their decision to live in their own homes.
Home health aides do not provide services such as physical and occupational therapy or skilled nursing care. But they often are tasked with observing the care recipient's physical and mental health, and reporting on conditions to a registered nurse or other health care professional.