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Become A Home Health Care

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Working As A Home Health Care

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • $21,920

    Average Salary

What Does A Home Health Care Do At Henry Ford Health System

* Under general supervision of the nursing supervisor, utilizes the knowledge and application of nursing principles to provide direct patient care in the home.
* Assesses need for other allied health care services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, speech pathology and social work, to ensure an integrated home health care delivery system.
* Performs other related duties as required.
* Successful completion of a registered nursing program accredited by the National League of Nursing required.
* Current Basic Life Support certification is required (BLS) through the American Heart Association
* Current licensure by the State of Michigan as a registered nurse required.
* Must have at least two years of recent hospital/hands on type of nursing experience post-graduation.
* Must have worked in a hands on type of position in the past 5 years using nursing skills.
* Prefer recent Home Health Care experience.
* The ability to effectively communicate with patients, families and hospital personnel is required.
* Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required in order to interact effectively with individuals from various cultural and socio-ecomonic backgrounds.
* Must possess a current State of Michigan driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
* Must have reliable transportation
* Must be able to document on a computer and internet.
* Must be able to lift, carry, transport and move clients, if needed

What Does A Home Health Care Do At The Homecare Group

* As a Home Health Nurse, you will administer skilled nursing care to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence.
* You will build a rapport with patients and will spend time evaluating, treating, and teaching them.
* This involves taking time to answer questions and making sure the patient is not confused about his or her condition or treatments.
* Home Health Nurse responsibilities: Providing services in accordance with the patient's Plan of Care Making initial evaluation visits and regularly reevaluating patient's nursing needs Initiating appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures Preparing clinical and progress notes for each patient visit and summaries of care conferences on patients in a timely manner Informing Physician and Director of Clinical services of changes to patient's condition and/or needs Counseling the patient and family/significant others in meeting nursing and related needs Supervising and teaching other nursing personnel Completing and submitting OASIS assessments, reassessments, transfers, resumptions of care, discharges, and significant change in condition Home Health Nurse RN Registered Nurse As a Home Health Nurse, you will spend quality time with patients as you assist them with managing and understanding their conditions.
* This requires excellent assessment and teaching skills as well as good nursing judgment

What Does A Home Health Care Do At Extraordinary Benefits

* Interact with potential and existing clients via the telephone and internet, placing online ads, direct existing and potential clients to internet events.
* No Cold Calling! No Telemarketing! Must be 18 years of age to apply.
* Full training provided
* Part or Full time
* Attractive Compensation Package Daily Pay With Benefits available.
* Applicants should respond by submitting a resume.
* Please include your name, email address and a phone number with the area code in your response.
* You will be contacted to schedule an

What Does A Home Health Care Do At Ascension Health

* Abstracts pertinent information from patient records.
* Assigns the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes, creating Ambulatory Patient Classification (APC) or Diagnosis
* Related Group (DRG) assignments.
* Obtains acceptable productivity/quality rates as defined per coding policy.
* Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
* Keeps abreast of and complies with coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements

What Does A Home Health Care Do At CSIG Holding Company

* Home Health Care Occupational Therapist performs Occupational therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, skilled procedures, and ongoing evaluation for clients who are receiving services under a medically approved Plan of Care.
* Completes initial assessments within forty-eight (48) hours of referral unless other arrangements are made.
* Documents all findings, plans, interventions, and outcomes and submits documentation to the Agency within seven (7) days or per Agency policy.
* Communicates plans and changes to the physician and to the client Case Manager and other caregivers through the care plan, progress notes, and participation in care conferences.
* Communicates changes in schedule and physician orders to the office on the day the changes are made.
* Implements teaching appropriate to the client's needs and within the context of his/her environment and learning ability.
* Home Health Care Occupational Therapist assesses knowledge level of client and identifies learning needs.
* Plans, teaches, supervises, and counsels clients about their physical therapy needs to promote improvement or recovery, symptom management of disease process, and community resources.
* Evaluates the effectiveness of the teaching plan and establishes care plan for others to follow in teaching the client.
* Attends and actively contributes to interdisciplinary team or other required meetings.
* Shares areas of expertise among and between teams.
* Initiates interdisciplinary referrals.
* Participates in discharge planning and documents this in client record.
* Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the ongoing quality improvement process.
* Serves on the Clinical Record Review Committee.
* Uses OASIS assessment tool and outcome reports to improve therapy services and client outcomes.
* Participates with interdisciplinary team to assure consistency in data collection methods.
* Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients and coworkers.
* Demonstrates knowledge of safety/infection control practices by compliance with agency policies and procedures.
* Recognizes and responds to potentially unsafe situations.
* Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment.
* Assesses safety of environment and takes initiative to help prevent accidents and
* promote safety.
* Supervises applicable home care team members.
* Home Health Care Occupational Therapist performs in-home supervision of home health aides and physical therapy assistants as directed and according to Agency policy.
* Evaluates employee performance and provides timely reviews as delegated.
* Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
* Performs job in compliance with Agency policies and procedures and professional and community standards.
* Home Health Care Occupational Therapist provides services in accordance with applicable state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO standards.
* Attends meetings and required educational programs.
* Accepts responsibility for personal and professional development and identifies learning/developmental needs to supervisor.
* Work toward continual improvement of the overall organization.
* Perform other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Home Health Care

There is no formal education requirement for home health aides, but most aides have at least a high school diploma. Home health aides who work for certified home health or hospice agencies must complete formal training and pass a standardized test.


Although a high school diploma or equivalent is not generally required, most home health aides have one before entering the occupation. Some formal education programs may be available from community colleges or vocational schools.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Home health aides who work for agencies that receive reimbursement from Medicare or Medicaid must get a minimum level of training and pass a competency evaluation to be certified. Training typically includes learning about personal hygiene, reading and recording vital signs, infection control, and basic nutrition. Aides may take a competency exam to become certified without taking any training.

Additional requirements for certification vary by state. In some states, the only requirement for employment is on-the-job training, which employers generally provide. Other states require formal training, which is available from community colleges, vocational schools, elder care programs, and home healthcare agencies. In addition, states may conduct background checks on prospective aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

In addition, many home health aides may be required to obtain CPR certification.


Home health aides may be trained in housekeeping tasks, such as cooking for clients who have special dietary needs. Aides learn basic safety techniques, including how to respond in an emergency. Specific training may be needed for certification if state certification is required.

In addition, clients have their own preferences, and aides may need time to become comfortable working with them.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Home health aides must adhere to specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. Aides must carefully follow instructions from healthcare professionals, such as how to care for a client’s wound or how to identify changes in a client’s condition.

Integrity. Home health aides should make clients feel comfortable when they tend to personal activities, such as helping a client bathe. In addition, home health aides must be dependable and trustworthy so that clients and their families can rely on them.

Interpersonal skills. Home health aides must work closely with their clients. Sometimes, clients are in extreme pain or distress, and aides must be sensitive to their emotions. Aides must be compassionate, and they must enjoy helping people.

Physical stamina. Home health aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They might need to lift or turn clients.

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Home Health Care Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • German

  • Russian

  • Swahili

  • Mandarin

  • Polish

  • Greek

  • Lingala

  • Chinese

  • Arabic

  • Swedish

  • Vietnamese

  • Cherokee

  • Gujarati

  • Hindi

  • Somali

  • Khmer

  • Wolof

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Real Home Health Care Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Home Services Manager--Home Health Care Grace Home Health Care Long Beach, CA Sep 01, 2015 $92,000
Home Health Care Occupational Therapist Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center Jacksonville, FL Jul 22, 2015 $84,739
Home Health Care Ocupational Therapist Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center Salisbury, NC Sep 17, 2012 $77,355
Home Health Care Occupational Therapist Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center Gastonia, NC Oct 15, 2015 $75,941
Home Health Care Occupational Therapist Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center Gastonia, NC Apr 02, 2015 $75,941
Home Health Care Occupational Therapist Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center Gastonia, NC Apr 09, 2015 $75,629
Physical Therapist, Home Health Care Visting Nurse Association of Maryland, LLC Baltimore, MD Sep 17, 2012 $75,400
Business Analyst, Home Health Care Hope In Home Care LLC Newport News, VA Oct 27, 2016 $70,750
Home Health Care Occupational Therapist Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center Gastonia, NC Sep 07, 2012 $70,720 -
Home Health Care Occupational Therapist Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center Gastonia, NC Sep 12, 2012 $70,720 -
Home Health Care Occupational Therapist Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center Gastonia, NC Jul 26, 2011 $70,013
Quality Assurance Director for Home Health Care Company Lifetime Home Care, Inc. Sterling Heights, MI Feb 29, 2008 $69,768
Physical Therapist, Home Health Care Rehab Axis Staffing & Management, Inc. Sarasota, FL Sep 19, 2011 $68,557
Home Health Care Occupational Therapist Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center Asheville, NC Nov 18, 2010 $62,837
Home Health Care Nurse Manager ARPI, Inc. Home Health Care Services Glendale, CA Mar 01, 2011 $60,000
Home Health Care Services Manager ACS Home Health Care Chicago, IL Feb 01, 2011 $60,000
Home Health Care Services Manager ACS Home Health Care Services, Inc. Chicago, IL Feb 01, 2011 $60,000

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Top Skills for A Home Health Care


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Top Home Health Care Skills

  1. Health Care Providers
  2. Health Aides
  3. Personal Care
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Facilitated coordination and integration of care between health care providers, social workers, support services, patient and family.
  • Participated in orientation, teaching and supervision of home health aides and other involved in the plan of care.
  • Provide assistance with personal care; dispense medications, housekeeping, cooking, run errands.
  • Developed medication management and personalized care plans as ordered for each client.
  • Conducted specific activities in order to assist with patient's developmental delay.

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