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Home Health Aides

senior patient with home health aidesHome health aides are highly professional and extremely valuable members of Open Door’s staff. They make a positive influence on the lives of our senior and disabled clients by providing compassionate care and daily assistance right at the patients’ residence.

Our aides operate to make sure that senior and handicapped individuals are able to receive the kind of personal care and medical assistance they need right at home. Additionally, they help with household chores and ensure the companionship a lot of older and disabled adults lack.

What do home health aides do?

Just as any other senior home care worker, a private home health care aide provides the services requested by clients. Therefore, the tasks they perform for different patients might not be the same. However, the standard list of a senior home health aide responsibilities looks like this:

  1. providing basic medical care and health administration services in patients’ homes;
  2. completing household chores, including cooking, doing laundry, grocery shopping, etc.;
  3. transporting/ clients from their homes to medical facilities and accompanying them during doctor’s appointments;
  4. monitoring patient’s medications and treatments;
  5. observing general physical and mental health and reporting on their conditions to the physician;
  6. assisting with daily personal care routines;
  7. ensuring emergency first aid if needed;
  8. providing mobility support and helping with the physical therapy exercises;
  9. instructing and educating patients/family members on issues, regarding medical and personal care;
  10. maintaining client’s medical and home care records, as well as keeping other related documentation in order;
  11. collecting routine specimens;
  12. serving as a reliable, friendly companion;
  13. providing emotional support to the elderly and disabled individuals they care for.

It’s worth to mention that home health aides aren’t allowed to perform basic medical treatments. They often team up with certified nurses to provide that kind of senior care.

In order to work as a certified home health aide with Open Door Home Care, one has to be proficient in English, have a high school degree and proven working experience as a certified health aide, obtain nursing skills, go through the first aid training and obtain a current CPR certificate. Our health aides are also required to have a driver’s license, skills to monitor patient’s vital signs and know basic personal hygiene and nutrition standards. Kind personality and good temper are important for us as well.

Therefore, you may be sure that when hiring a health aide through our senior home care agency, you’ll be matched with the most qualified, compassionate professional in the State of New York.

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Competitive compensation

September 12, 2017

I totally recommend working with Open Door Home Care! During my stay with them I enjoyed great work environment and professional guidance from the director and staff. The company provided competitive compensation and lots of bonuses.

Elizabeth Simmons, Nurse

Big thanks

September 12, 2017

I found Open Door when looking for home health aides. I am partially disabled and need some help with homemaking and regular activities. The company provided a wonderful assistant who is still with me. Do not hesitate to hire Open Door if you or your relatives need professional senior care services.

Allen Seyfried, Patient

Great opportunity

September 12, 2017

I had a great experience working for Open Door Home Care and making people`s lives better. The company was always friendly and supportive. It was a great opportunity for me to work with the best specialists of senior care industry.

Patricia Carter, Personal Care Specialist

Thank you

August 21, 2017

Open Door Home Care for providing top notch services to my senior parents. Totally satisfied with the staff and approach!

Alison