Pediatric & Adult Skilled Home Care Staff
Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
RNs and LPNs provide skilled services that cannot be performed safely and effectively by non-professional personnel. Some of these services include injections and intravenous therapy, wound care, education on disease treatment and prevention, and patient assessments. RNs may also provide case management services. RNs have received two or more years of specialized education and are licensed to practice by the state. LPNs have one year of specialized training and are licensed to work under the supervision of registered nurses.
CNAs/Home Health Aides
Assist patients with ADLs such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing. Some aides have received special training and are qualified to provide more complex services under the supervision of a nursing professional.
ID DSP (Direct Support Professional)
Assist individuals with ADLs such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing. Perform light household duties such as laundry, meal preparation, general housekeeping, and shopping. Their services are directed at maintaining patient households rather than providing hands-on assistance with personal care. Personal care services may include things such as bathing, dressing, help you get in and out of bed, etc. These individuals usually have some training. Provide companionship and comfort to individuals who, for medical and/or safety reasons, may not be left at home alone. Some companions may assist clients with household tasks, but most are limited to providing sitter services. DSP's provide assistance to individuals to participate more meaningfully in their home and community lives.