Home Care Staff
Home Care Staff may include the following:
- CNAs/Home Health Aides/DCW (Direct Care Worker)
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.
- Home Helper
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.
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.
- 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.