Home health aides under the direct supervision of the licensed nurse…
Excellent Home Care Services, A Certified Home Health Agency, MRDD provides home health aides in the New York City and Long Island New York areas.
All our home health aides are certified and trained. They are all supervised by the registered nurse assigned to the patients care plan.
Our Home Health Aides
Our aides are tactful, patient, understanding, caring and dependable and all have a desire to help people. Our home health aides are honest and and trained to be discreet because they work in private homes.
For more information on our Home Health Aide Service, please visit our new web site page Home Health Aides.
What is Home Health Aides?
Home health aides help elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons live in their own homes instead of health care facilities. Under the direction of nursing or medical staff, they provide health-related services, such as administering oral medications. Like nursing aides, home health aides may check patients’ pulse rate, temperature, and respiration rate; help with simple prescribed exercises; and help patients to get in and out of bed, bathe, dress, and groom. Occasionally, they change nonsterile dressings and provide skin care, or assist with braces and artificial limbs. Experienced home health aides, with training, also may assist with medical equipment such as ventilators, which help patients breathe.
Excellent Home Care Services home health aides work with elderly or disabled persons who need more extensive care than family or friends can provide. Some help discharged hospital patients who have relatively short-term needs.
Our registered nurse, physical therapist, or social worker usually assigns specific duties to and supervises home health aides, who keep records of the services they perform and record each patient’s condition and progress. The aides report changes in a patient’s condition to the supervisor or case manager.
Home health aides License and Certification
Our HHA's (home health aides) must complete successfully a course of a New York State Department of Health approved Home Health Aide training program and have a valid Home Health Aide Certificate.
They all need to have the ability to speak, read and write in English sufficiently to understand and interpret the HHA Plan of Care, document care provided on the HHA Time and Activity report and able to call our agency to report change and/or issues related to the patient and 911 in case of an emergency.
The Federal Government has guidelines for home health aides whose employers receive reimbursement from Medicare. Federal law requires home health aides to pass a competency test covering a wide range of areas. A home health aide may receive training before taking the competency test. In addition, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice offers voluntary certification for home health aides. Some States also require aides to be licensed.
Similar Federal requirements exist for nurse aides who work in nursing care facilities. These aides must complete a minimum of 75 hours of state-approved training and pass a competency evaluation. Aides who complete the program are known as certified nurse assistants (CNAs) and are placed on the State registry of nurse aides.
Other home health aides qualifications
All our home health aides must be in good health. A physical examination, including State-regulated tests such as those for tuberculosis, may be required. All our home health aides have to pass a mandatory criminal background check.
Our home health aides work with the following equipment operation: Walker, Cane, Crutches, Wheelchair, Commode, Hospital Bed, Hoyer Lift, Household appliance (i.e. vacuum, refrigerator, stove, blender, toaster, etc.).
Excellent Home Care Services
91 S 3rd St # 93
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Main Entrance is located on Berry Street at 305 Berry St., Brooklyn, NY 11211