May 13th, 2018
If you are looking into a career in the home health field, you may want to learn more about personal care & companionship services jobs. So, what are they? Well, personal care and companionship services help individuals with their daily activities so they can be independent, safe, and comfortable in their own home. Home health aides (HHAs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) provide assistance with what are commonly called activities of daily living (ADLs). Here are some common ADLs that professional caregivers may be responsible for:
- Bathing and using the toilet
- Grooming and dressing
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light housekeeping, heavy chores, laundry, and running errands
- Medication reminders
- Driving and accompanying clients to appointments or meetings
- Participating and assisting in activities or hobbies
- General companionship
It may interest you to know who generally seeks out this type of help. Personal care and companionship services are often sought out to enable safe and independent living at home. Or to provide companionship, assistance, and supervision for a loved one living with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease. One perk to consider in this career is flexibility. Home health care is a round-the-clock field, so you can look forward to a flexible work schedule.
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If you are looking for a rewarding career assisting clients with their daily activities, we encourage you to learn more about our Home Health Aide Training Program. Our 75-hour program, which satisfies federal and state requirements, will train you to become a Certified Home Health Aide. That’s right, you can be on your way to an exciting new job in a short period of time. Go ahead, take a step toward joining our professional staff. You, too, can help our clients remain safe, comfortable, and independent in their own homes.