Working in-home care is unlike other health care settings: you have the privilege of working with people in the comfort of their own homes in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas. You are invited into the private space of somebody who needs your help. While you may think that you aren’t making a difference, in truth you are allowing someone to remain in the place that they are most familiar with: their home. Being a home health aide is also cost-efficient because you are providing just the right kind of assistance that the patient needs and nothing more.
What Does a Home Health Aide Do?
The job of a home health aide (HHA) is to help someone live independently at home by assisting with activities of daily living, among other responsibilities. There isn’t a set duration for an HHA shift; you can work as short as two hours if you’d like, but there are more standard eight-hour shifts and even live-in situations, too, depending on the client’s needs. And home health aides can work with a variety of people of different ages, although most clients are aging seniors. There are three main areas a home health aide will be working in assistance of personal care, light housekeeping, and companionship.
What does personal care assistance entail? Usually, personal care includes activities like bathing, grooming, dressing, and toilet facilities. Home health aides can help people walk with a walker or cane, help with transfers to and from wheelchairs, grooming such as shaving, applying makeup, filing nails, and more. This can also include meal preparation and medication reminders. Home health aides with Inter-Coastal Home Health Care have the compassion required for this position to be successful.
Light housekeeping duties can include washing dishes, emptying garbages, dusting, and generally keeping things neat and tidy in the place where the patient lives. And finally is companionship, and isn’t something to be overlooked. People are social, and it is important for patients to have someone that they can talk and interact. It helps with mental stability and generally provides better outcomes for the patient.
Assistance That Meets YOUR Needs
Whatever your particular needs, you can trust the friendly, considerate professionals at Inter-Coastal Home Health Care to deliver the personal assistance you need with the respect and compassion you deserve. While many may require daily support and assistance with recurring chores and tasks in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas, others may decide that a visit once or twice a week for light housekeeping is all that’s necessary. In many instances, companionship and having someone to talk to…someone to listen is all that’s needed.