What is a Home Health Aide?

Home Health Aides are trained and certified caregivers who provide in-home care and assistance to patients and able-challenged individuals. They provide assistance with day-to-day activities including bathing, dressing, cleaning, communication, mobility, as well as other non-medical services. Unlike personal companions, HHAs are given extensive training in providing care to elderly patients.

Who are Community’s HHAs?

Community Home Health Care, as a licensed home care providing agency, employs a wide array of HHA caregivers, ensuring our clients are able to receive the highest quality in-home care by a competent and specially trained individual. Our HHAs are trained and certified according to the New York State Department of Health guidelines and criteria. Once they are certified to work as Home Health Aides, they will go through orientation to ensure they are ready to begin taking care of our clients with the highest level in care.

When we assign a caregiver to a patient/client we make sure to find the perfect fit to ensure a healthy and happy relationship between the caregiver and patient. Our extensive database of caregivers allows us to find just the right person for each individual patient/client.

What services do HHAs provide?

Home Health Aides are trained and certified to provide many forms of assistance to allow the individual receiving care to live a more meaningful and productive lifestyle. Being around to assist the client with many of the daily tasks and responsibilities creates a peace of mind for the client to be able to focus on recovering and returning to their fully capable self. While the HHA does not provide any medical assistance, they do provide assistance with many of the daily activities that the client may struggle with. Below is a list of some of the different services provided by our Home Health Aides.

Personal Assistance

  • Personal hygiene
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Toileting
  • Shopping
  • Laundry
  • Exercise
  • Escort to appointments
  • Run errands as needed
  • Accompany to medical appointments

Home Chores

  • Washing dishes
  • Cleaning the house
  • Emptying the trash
  • Grocery shopping
  • Taking care of any pets
  • Watering the plants
  • Preparing food

Companionship

  • Converse with the patient
  • Read to the patient
  • Help the patient with their hobbies
  • Monitor diet and exercise
  • Remind to take medication
  • Help with communication to others
  • Play games
  • Organizing incoming and outgoing mail
  • Assist in exercises
How to get started

How do I get started?

To assess what kind of service you or your loved one is qualified to receive, we advise you fill out the short referral form below and one of our dedicated specialists will call you to assess the patient’s need. We would then send a nurse down to make a thorough assessment of the patient’s personal and medical needs. Once we know what the best possible care is, we will guide you through the best method of payment according to the patient’s financial situation and healthcare provider.

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