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Home Health Aide

Home Health Aides provide hands-on personal care, simple procedures as an extension of nursing or therapy services as delegated by the nurse or therapist, assistance in ambulation or exercises, and assistance in administering medications that are ordinarily self-administered.

Training:

75 hours, including a practicum of 16 hours, covering subjects specified in Health Care Financing Administration’s Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies, 42 CFR Part 484.

In-service: 

12 hours per calendar year.

Supervision:

If the patient is receiving skilled services - every 2 weeks by the appropriate clinician; if the patient is receiving unskilled services - every 62 days.

 

(Source: Health Care Financing Administration Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies, 42 CFR Part 484.)

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