Can a Companion help with hands on personal care? Back to Top
Companion” or “sitter” means a person who spends time with or cares for an elderly, handicapped, or convalescent individual and accompanies such individual on trips and outings and may prepare and serve meals to such individual. A companion may not provide hands-on personal care to a client.
What services can a Home Health Aide offer? Back to Top
“Home health aide” otherwise known as H.H.A. means a person who is trained or qualified, as provided by rule, and who provides hands-on personal care, performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services, assists in ambulation or exercises, or assists in administering medications.
Can a Companion help with self administration of medicine? Back to Top
Home health aides (HHAs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) that are trained can only assist with medication in its previously dispensed, prescription labeled container or over-the-counter medication that has directions per State of Florida law. A Homemaker/Comapanion can only remind a client to take their medicine.
Do the Home Health Aides (HHAs) or certified nursing assistants (CNAs) referred by Accountable Home Care know CPR? Back to Top
CPR is required for all caregivers referred by Accountable Home Care, Inc. by the State of Florida. Records of CPR training is maintained by our nurse registry. A copy of the caregiver's CPR card (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)(CPR) certification from an instructor or training provider that is approved to provide training by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or the Health and Safety Institute stays in the caregiver's file.