What Does a Home Health Aide Do?

At Liberty HomeCare and Hospice Services, our home health aides provide valuable care and support to patients and their families. Home health aides play an essential role in helping patients live independently in their homes. If you or your loved one is considering home health care, it’s important to know what home health aides can do and how they can help you live as independently as possible. Let’s take a closer look at what home health aides do.

What Does a Home Health Aide Do?

Home health aides (HHA) help patients live independently at home by assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs). HHAs work with a wide variety of different patients from young adults to aging seniors. Aside from assisting with ADLs, home health aides receive advanced state-approved training and licensing that allows them to identify certain symptoms in their patients. By quickly recognizing undesirable symptoms, HHAs help their patients get the medical care they need to maintain their independence and achieve the best quality of life possible. 

Home Health Aide Duties

As part of a multidisciplinary individualized home care plan, home health aides provide specific personal care services, including assistance with activities of daily living:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Oral Care
  • Toileting

It’s important to note that these services are only offered when other skilled services are ordered by the patient’s physician. These skilled services may include nursing, therapy, or rehabilitation, all of which are offered through Liberty HomeCare and Hospice Services.

Join Liberty’s Team as a Home Health Aide

Home health aides make a positive impact on patients and their family’s lives. With every visit, HHAs are doing their part to help patients maintain their independence and achieve the highest quality of life in the place they love, their homes. If you want a meaningful career that helps people every day, consider a home health aide career. Aside from the value you bring to others, Liberty HomeCare and Hospice Services also offers flexible scheduling, competitive compensation and benefit packages, a 401 (k) retirement plan, and much more.