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What is the future of Home Health Aide Industry?
Home health aides assist patients with chronic disabilities or cognitively impaired people. They also help
older adults who need assistance. Here are some of the essential qualities they acquire throughout their
training program:
Essential Qualities






Oriented to details. Home health aides’ personnel should adhere to specific protocols to help
care for patients.
Interpersonal skills. Home health aides should work in close collaboration with their patients.
Sometimes patients suffer extreme pain or mental stress, and the helpers must be sensitive to
their emotions. Assistants should be cheerful, compassionate, and emotionally stable. They
should enjoy helping people.
Physical resistance. Home health aides should feel comfortable doing physical tasks. They may
have to lift or rotate patients with a disability.
Time management skills. Patients and their families depend on home health aides. Therefore, it
is important that the assistants comply with the agreed schedule and arrive when they are
expected.

Responsibilities
Home health aide training usually deals with the following:








They help patients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
They provide essential health services depending on the patient's needs, such as checking vital
signs or giving medications at specific times.
Perform light domestic work, such as washing clothes, washing dishes and vacuuming the
patient's home
Organize the patient's schedule and schedule appointments
They arrange transportation to medical offices or other types of exits
They make purchases and prepare meals
They bring company

Home health aides, unlike personal care aides, usually work for certified home health or palliative care
agencies or receive government funds and therefore must comply with regulations. They work under
the direct supervision of a medical professional, usually a nurse. These assistants keep a record of the
services provided and the patient's conditions and progress. Report changes in patient conditions to
your supervisor or case manager. Assistants also work with therapists and other medical personnel.
Home health aide certification can provide some basic health-related services, such as checking the
heart rate, temperature, and breathing rhythm of patients. They can also help with simple exercises
recommended and with medication administration. Occasionally they change simple dressings,
massage, skin care or help with orthopedic appliances and prostheses. With specialized training,
experienced home health aides can also help with medical equipment, such as respirators, that help
patients breathe.
Future Perspective:

Employment of home health aides is projected to increase by 48% in between 2012 and 2022, which is
much better than average for all occupations.
As the baby-boomer population ages and the older population grows, the healthy demand for personal
and home care aides to provide attention and companionship will continue to rise. Older patients often
have health problems and need help with everyday activities.
More Elderly patients and the disabled are increasingly dependent on home care as a less expensive
alternative to nursing homes or hospitals. Patients who need help with daily and domestic tasks, rather
than receiving medical care, can reduce their medical expenses by returning home.
Another reason to choose home care is that most clients prefer to be treated in their homes, where that
patient will feel more comfortable. Studies have found that home treatment is often more effective
than a nursing home or hospital care.


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