Home Health Aides

What Do Home Health Aides Do?

Certified home health aides under Medicare are required to perform tasks under direct supervision of a medical professional, usually the home health Registered Nurse. The home health aide keeps records of the services performed and notes the patient’s condition and progress. They report any changes to the supervisor or nurse.

Home health aides also work with therapists and other medical staff. Experienced home health aides may provide some basic health-related services, such as checking patient’s pulse rate, temperature, and respiration rate. They also may help with simple prescribed exercises. They may also reinforce dressings, provide skin care, or assist with braces and artificial limbs.

Home Health Aides & Medicare Home Health Care

Home health aides service on a part-time or intermittent basis. A home health aide doesn’t have a nursing license, but supports the home health care nurse by providing services such as help with bathing, using the bathroom, dressing, or other personal care. These types of services don’t need the skills of a licensed nurse. Medicare doesn’t cover home health aide services unless you are also getting skilled care such as nursing care, physical therapy or occupational therapy. The home health aide services must be part of the home health care for your illness or injury.

At Boca Home Care our goal is to keep our clients independent while remaining safe and secure in a comfortable and familiar home environment.

If you or a loved one are in need of information related to your Medicare Home Health Benefits, Contact Us today or call 561-989-0441 for your free consultation.