Home health services are those which are provided within the comforts of the home setting to help people avoid hospitalization or skilled nursing facility placement, while they recover from illness, injury, or disability. Home health care may also be provided to people who suffer from chronic illnesses, those who have cognitive or physical disabilities or those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. This text provides the background necessary to begin working toward a career in the home care field as either a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide, which are two of the fastest growing occupations. This text is also suitable for those who are providing care to loved ones and who would like additional information to best provide that care, or for use within Home Health Aide and Personal Care Aide programs.
- Front Matter
- 1: What Is Home Health Care?
- 2: Working Effectively with Home Care Clients
- 3: Working with the Elderly
- 4: Working with Children
- 5: Working with People who are Mentally Ill
- 6: Working with People with Developmental Disabilities
- 7: Working with People with Physical Disabilities
- 8: Food, Nutrition, and Meal Preparation
- 9: Family Spending and Budgeting
- 10: Care of the Home and Personal Belongings
- 11: Safety and Injury Prevention
- 12: Personal Care
- Back Matter
Thumbnail: Dementia, imagine the loneliness of not being around the ones you love (because you just can't remember them as they are now. (Unsplash License; Steven HWG via Unsplash)