To provide personal care and incidental/instrumental activities of daily living as assigned to patients/clients in the home setting as permitted by the policies and procedures of Interim HealthCare and any other federal, state and local law or regulation.
Assist, perform and train patient/client and family in activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, toileting and elimination and adequate nutritional intake.
Promote safe environment and maintain unobstructed pathways while providing care.
Assist with ambulation, transfers and/or range of motion exercises.
Assist with incidental/instrumental activities of daily living such as shopping, meal preparation, socialization activities, homemaking and maintaining a clean and safe physical environment and medication reminding.
Utilize infection control measures such as universal precautions, hand washing, and personal protective equipment.
Recognize, document and report changes in patient/client condition and safety to supervisor.
Organize self to carry out visits/shifts and tasks.
May have access to personal health information (PHI) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.
The Interim HealthCare Staffing Home Health Aide MAY NOT:
Perform any skilled nursing procedure, which is prohibited by the State Nurse Practice Act, law or regulation.