A home health aide offers basic care and attention to a person that needs assistance. It’s usually ideal for an elderly person; but there are younger people who have conditions with medication requirements that also require support.
The basic care of a home health aide includes the activities of daily living, like:
- Personal hygiene
- Helping with mobility
- Helping with eating
- Offering medication reminders
- Light housekeeping
Companionship is key role a home health aide fulfills. The deteriorating health of an aging person can lead to them becoming very isolated socially. In turn, it can exacerbate symptoms and worsen their health conditions. Having someone that cares and visits regularly, offer great effect on the mental and ph...