Certified Home Health Aides & Personal Care Aides

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"Clients have called our in-home nurses and home aides ‘angels’ who are ‘like family’…They are commissioned by our agency to support health, well-being, and quality of life, and to lift up the human spirit every day. There is absolutely no substitute for consistent, individualized, excellent care. We will accept nothing less."

Francis Clement, PhD Founder and President, Sunshine Home Care

 

Sunshine Home Care’s Certified Home Health Aides/Home Health Aides (CHHA/HHAs) and Personal Care Aides (PCAs) provide patients with a variety of non-medical services such as personal care, preparing meals, light housekeeping, and medication reminders. In addition, HHAs/PCAs provide companion services including shopping and escorting to appointments.

HHAs and PCAs work flexible schedules based on the patient’s needs providing post-operative, palliative and other specialized care to disabled and individuals recently released home from a hospital or rehabilitation/sub-acute stay. The aides follow an individualized plan of care, which is created by a registered nurse who conducted an assessment before the start of in-home services. The care plan’s goals are comprehensive and address medical, psychological and emotional needs.

PCAs will handle:

  • Grocery Shopping & Errands
  • Meal Preparation & Feeding if Necessary
  • Playing Games & Cards
  • Reading Aloud
  • Assistance with Grooming, Bathing, Toileting
  • Laundry & Light Housekeeping
  • Escorting to Medical Appointments, Religious Services, Shopping, Visiting
  • Organizing the Home

CHHAs can perform ALL the duties above in addition to medically-related services as needed:

  • Blood Pressure, Pulse & Temperature Monitoring
  • Meal Preparation for Modified Diets and Complex Modified Diets, including: Low Sugar, Low Salt, High Protein, Soft, Mechanically Altered, Diabetic Diet, Liquid, and Nutritionally Supplemented Diet.
  • Medication Reminders
  • Special Skin Care
  • Assist with Braces, Splints & Prosthetics
  • Sleep Apnea Monitoring & Equipment Set-up
  • Use of Medical Equipment, Supplies and Devices
  • Dressing Changes
  • Collection of Specimens
  • Measurements & Tests to Routinely Monitor the Patient’s Condition
  • Performance of Maintenance Exercise Programs