Home Health Aide (HHA)
A home health aide (HHA) provides health-related services to an individual in the comfort of their home and has a certification from the New York State Department of Health.
Home health aides work on a part-time or live-in basis. They offer a wide range of services at home, in a hospital or health care facility setting. The range of care includes senior home care, home care for the disabled, post-op care, palliative care, and other forms of specialized care.
Some of the services or skilled aides provide include:
- Pulse and blood pressure monitoring
- Recording of vital signs
- Medication reminders
- Light housekeeping
- Bathing, dressing & assisting with other hygiene needs
- Cooking, meal preparation and assistance with eating
- Shopping, errands & recreational Activities
- Mobile assistance and walking
- Posture positioning and transfer
All of the home health aides are employees of Girling Health Care of New York – a licensed home health agency in the State of New York. In addition, a Girling Health Care registered nurse will oversee the plan of care as well as working with your doctor and family members.
At Girling Health Care of New York, we take every step possible to help match you or your loved-one with the right caregiver. That’s why, in addition to reviewing your medical requirements, a Girling Health Care representative will ask you a series of relevant questions that will help us to appreciate a prospective client’s mental, emotional and physical needs. A nurse will then complete an initial assessment and create a customized plan of care based on:
- Language spoken
- Cultural preferences
- Food and menu desires
These details will allow us to match our patients with a well-trained, certified home health aide who may share similar interests. The aides respect their patient’s specific requirements and aspire to maintain the best possible quality of life for each and every patient.
Our highly-skilled Aides also speak a variety of languages including but not limited to:
- Italian & More!
If you or your loved one is more comfortable speaking a language other than English, we will accommodate your needs.
When age, illness or a surgical procedure leaves you homebound, living alone can become an impossiblity. At Girling Health Care of New York, we offer a comprehensive, around-the-clock companion care for anyone of any age. Our companions work on a part-time or live-in basis. We offer a wide range of companion care services at home, in a hospital or healthcare facility setting.
Our companion services include:
- Meal Preparation
The demands of meal preparation can be can be overwhelming for seniors and or anyone recuperating from a illness/surgery. A caregiver from Girling Health Care can help you or a loved one remain at home, while still eating a home cooked meal. In addition, food shopping and kitchen clean-up will be covered by our caregivers. Our staff will also accommodate any special dietary restrictions and or religious dietary requirements that you or a loved one may have.
- Medication Reminders
Our caregivers can provide daily medication reminders as well as monitor medication side effects your loved one may have.
- Light Housekeeping
When aging, surgery, or recovering from an illness has limited your ability to keep up with household tasks, you may find that you need help to complete even the most basic of household chores. At Girling Health Care, we offer light housekeeping services which includes vacuuming, dusting, doing dishes, taking out trash, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, making beds, and organizing and tidying rooms.
- Shopping & Errands
When getting older, running the most basic of errands can be very difficult task. As a loved one, you may worry about mom or dad running out of food or basic household necessities.
Our caregivers can provide assistance with help shopping for groceries, picking up laundry going to the pharmacy to name a few.
- 24 Hour, Live-In Services
In certain circumstances, a caregiver from Girling Health Care will need to stay in a clients home for 24 hours a day, live-in care. In this case, we typically provide you with our most experienced caregivers.
At Girling Health Care of New York, the care we provide is two-fold. Providing care and support for your loved one while providing you with respite from care giving along with peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in good hands.
If you or a loved one are in need of homecare services, please reach out to a Girling Health Care representative. Just call, fill out the form, chat or click on this link for our patient referral form.