CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) / HHA (Home Health Aide)
CNA/HHA’s provide personal care services, also know as "hands-on" care because they physically touch the client/patient. These caregivers help clients get in and out of bed, bathe, dress, groom, and eat. They also check vital signs, help with simple prescribed exercises, and assist with medication routines.
Occasionally they change non-sterile dressings, use special equipment such as hydraulic lifts, give massages and alcohol rubs, or assist with braces and artificial limbs. Some accompany clients outside the home. CNA/HHA’s keep records of services performed and of each client’s condition and progress. They report changes in the client's condition to the registered nurse supervisor. A CNA/HHA may perform any of the homemaker / companion services.
CNA’s/HHA’s assist with the following:
Toileting / Elimination
Range of motion exercises
Dentures / Hearing Aides
Turning and positioning