Provide routine care for fundamental needs of patients through personal tasks and compassionate support.
HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA)
Home health aides provide personal care for patients who need assistance for a variety of reasons including illness, advanced age, disability, or cognitive impairment and who have the need or desire to still live in their own home. HHAs provide a simplified routine of care for patients by assisting them in completing tasks that they may struggle to do themselves. This typically involves:
- Food preparation
- Laundry & light housekeeping duties
- Medication reminders
- Helping with artificial limbs or walking aids.
Although a home health aide works independently, he or she is supervised by a medical professional, usually a registered nurse.
Other job duties may include:
- Accompanies clients to their doctor visits
- Oversees the administration of prescribed medications to clients
- Assists clients who are unable to handle the day-to-day homemaking duties in their homes
- Follows a specified care plan for the client and report on completed tasks after each visit
- State-approved training program
- Competency evaluation
- Completion of a 40-hour Home Health Aide certification program, completion of one year of an accredited registered nurse training program, including at least two clinical rotations, or Florida CNA certificate required. If not Florida-certified must have documentation to support receiving 75 hours of Home Health Aide training that meets the guidelines of state and federal regulations.
- Reliable transportation.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check and provide references.
- Ability to work with limited supervision.
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
- Maintain good personal hygiene.
- Able to do light housekeeping.