Safety Training Home Health Care/ Health Aide. Conrad Boyd School-to-Career Coordinator Paul Robeson School for Business and Technology. Types of Home Care Personnel:. Housekeepers or Chore workers Basic household task, light cleaning or washing windows and/or heavy cleaning.
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(1)Start the process
while family member
is in the hospital.
(2)Trust your instincts.
(3)Use a geriatric care
manager, if necessary.
(4)Be clear about your
(5)Help to prevent burnout.
(1) Don’t hire help solely based on cost.
(2)Don’t relinquish control to the
(3)Don’t have the homecare worker
handle important communications
with doctors, lawyers, accountants,
(4)Don’t share financial information with
(5)Don’t let the homecare worker
intimidate you or patient.Homecare Do’s and Don’ts
Willing to perform repetitive tasks
Available nights and weekend hours
Ans. F, F, T, T, F
HH Aide – Flexible clothing (mobility):
Patient - Limited range of mobility:
(Home Health Aide)
Questions to consider include:
Some patients are argumentative and aggressive.
HH Aides should know the patients medical history.
A nurses aide must contact the official physician in an injury.
All home aides must wash their hands thoroughly.
Home aides can not work all day.
Restrictive clothes are recommended for HH Aides.
Household chores are always performed by the patient.
The tools used by HH Aides are skilled, caring, and being obnoxious.
Home alerts and medic bracelets are important.
HH Aides can accompany patient to doctor’s visit.
RN’s are not allowed to become HH Aides.
Family members/HH Aides must know about patient’s mechanical devices.
Housekeepers should know about the patients personal financial history.
Homemakers always prepare food for patients.
HH Aides are good companions.Post-Test (T/F)