When your loved ones start struggling with everyday tasks, hiring a home care aide can help them remain in their home — and take some pressure off the rest of the family.
Certified nursing assistants (CNAs): CNAs have some medical training and must pass an exam to get a license. They generally work under the supervision of registered nurses. In home care nurses can check vital signs, care for wounds, and help with everyday activities such as bathing and eating (you’ll often hear these referred to as “activities of daily living,” or ADLs).
In-home Certified Nurse Aides perform a variety of functions which serves both long and short-term needs. They can provide much-needed respite care to help family members or other volunteers take a break from their caregiving responsibilities. Some of these tasks performed by a home health aide are:
- Doing laundry
- Changing bed linens
- Helping with toileting and lifting
- Planning meals
- Assisting with medications
- Wound care and bandaging
- Helping with dressing and showering
- Driving and transportation assistance
- Caring for children if a parent is disabled or too ill
- Shopping and running errands
- Overnight Care
- End-of-Life Care