Home Health Aide
We take pride in selecting our Home Health Aides and State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNAs). In order to even apply to work at Berkshire Homecare they each must have at the very minimum 75 hours of certified training. We assess them on their overall knowledge as a health care provider but we also evaluate the way they work with the patient, the nursing staff, the patient’s physician, and our administrative team. Our Home Health Aides are expected to take part in a full range of non-medical tasks. Here are a few of the areas you can expect your Home Health Aide to provide you with the extra assistance you need:
- Help with bathing, showering, getting dressed, and shaving
- Preparing a meal or a snack when needed; serving food and cleaning up afterwards
- Transfer assistance (monitoring, wheelchair, walker, cane)
- Assist with incontinence care / toileting
- Light housekeeping duties such as sweep the floor, do the dishes, laundry etc.
- Accompany you to any doctor’s appointments
- Remind you when to take your medications
- Help you with your range of motion exercises
- Run errands and pick up groceries at the store
An illness can hit you when you least expect it. Our Home Health Aides can fill in the gap and help you focus your time on getting better.