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Also known as personal care assistants, caregivers, home health or personal care aides, provide assistance to people who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, or the elderly and fragile. They work in the home and help their clienteles with everyday activities, such as bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and some housework. They assist clients in making and keeping appointments with doctors, provide or arrange transportation, make and serve meals, make sure they take their medicine and serve as a companion for their clients.
Empathy: Clients are weak, impaired, in pain and need help. Being sympathetic to their needs and understanding is necessary.
Attention to Detail: Some clients have specific rules or schedules that must be minded, or specific dietary or physical rules that must be followed.
Interpersonal Skills: Personal care assistants work in a very personal way with their clients. Some will be in pain or very sensitive to their fragility. They must be sensitive and compassionate with clients.
Stamina: Personal care assistants might need to lift clients into the bathtub, cars and into bed, and need strength.
Time Management: Personal care assistants are schedule keepers. They have to be there to make sure clients get up on time, make sure medication is taken on schedule and clients get to appointments on time.
Main role is to provide basic care to patients, as well as assist them in daily activities they might have trouble with on their own, such as bathing. Because of the personal nature of the job, a certified nursing assistant job description must include people skills and the ability to be compassionate and enjoy helping others.
HHAs also serve as a conduit between patients and nurses and doctors and record and communicate all issues to medical staff.
Valid Nursing License / Nursing Aide Certificate
HHAs assist patients with daily activities and while some HHAs have additional responsibilities, such as administering medication, the core functions on the job include:
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The direct care workers of Heritage Health HCS are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of training and a competency evaluation, or a state certification program. Training includes information regarding personal hygiene, safe transfer techniques, infection control, and basic nutrition. They also receive a minimum of 16 hours of supervised practical training before having direct contact with a consumer or verification of prior experience.
Each employee must complete all new hire training as required by The Department of Health to meet license competency requirements.
Home care services include: Assistance with self-administration of medications, personal care such as assistance with personal hygiene, dressing, and feeding, homemaking such as assistance with household tasks housekeeping, shopping, meal planning and preparation, and transportation, companionship, respite care such as assistance and support provided to the family; and other non-skilled services.
Heritage Health HCS provides non-skilled services to individuals in their homes or other independent living environments. We conduct criminal background checks, child abuse clearance and finger printing on all staff. We also conduct Tuberculosis screenings for all direct care workers and office staff with direct consumer contact upon hiring and on a yearly basis. We ensure the competency of individuals that provide care by making sure they: Possess a valid nurses license; or demonstrate competency by passing a competency examination developed by the Pennsylvania Homecare Association and approved by The Pennsylvania Department of Health; or have successfully completed at least one of the following: The nurse aide certification and training program sponsored by the Department of Education, a home health aide training program meeting the requirements of 42 C.F.R 484.36, a training program developed by a Heritage Health HCS, or other entity that meets the requirements, a training program meeting the training standards imposed onHeritage Health HCS by virtue of their participation as a provider in a Medicaid Waiver or other publicly funded program providing home and community based services, a program approved by the department and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin or posted on the Department’s website. We review direct care competency at least annually, more frequently if warranted, to ensure direct care workers have the proper skills to provide the care required for consumers.