Home health aides can help the patient with his or her basic personal needs such as getting out of bed, walking, bathing, and dressing. Some aides have received specialized training to assist with more specialized care under the supervision of a nurse.
What is home health care and why is it important?
Home health care professionals can ensure the right medications are being taken at the right times to control health conditions and prevent harmful drug interactions. Home health care professionals provide caring companionship. Research shows that aging adults stay healthier with social interaction.
What exactly is home care?
Home health care helps older adults live independently for as long as possible, even with an illness or injury. It covers a wide range of services and can often delay the need for long-term nursing home care. Home health care may include occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, and skilled nursing.