Home Health Aide (HHA)

A home health aide (HHA) provides health-related services to an individual in the comfort of their home and has a certification from the New York State Department of Health.

Home health aides work on a part-time or live-in basis. They offer a wide range of services at home, in a hospital or health care facility setting. The range of care includes senior home care, home care for the disabled, post-op care, palliative care, and other forms of specialized care.

All of the home health aides are employees of HCS Home Care – a licensed home health agency in the State of New York. In addition, a HCS Home Care registered nurse will oversee the plan of care as well as working with your doctor and family members.

Certified Home Health Aides complete a training course in both medical and non-medical related services. They perform the following services:

  • Pulse and blood pressure monitoring
  • Recording of vital signs
  • Reminders to take medications
  • Cooking and meal preparation
  • Getting to and from medical and other appointments
  • Bathing, dressing and assisting with other hygiene needs
  • Assistance after procedures or injuries
  • Use of Medical Equipment, Supplies and Devices

In addition, a certified home health aide is trained to perform the following services:

  • Pulse and blood pressure monitoring
  • Recording of vital signs
  • Reminders to take medications
  • Cooking and meal preparation
  • Getting to and from medical and other appointments
  • Bathing, dressing and assisting with other hygiene needs
  • Assistance after procedures or injuries
  • Use of Medical Equipment, Supplies and Devices

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