Activities of Daily Living Support
Activities of daily living (ADLs) refer to the things we do each day to take care of ourselves. This includes activities like bathing, dressing and undressing, eating, transferring to and from furniture, using the toilet, bodily function control and walking ability.
MedStar Visiting Nurse Association has certified home health aides (HHA) that are available to help patients conduct activities of daily living during their course of homecare treatment.
Home health aide services include:
- Assisting patients with personal care needs (bathing, mouth care, shampoo and hair care, transferring, dressing and undressing) and selected housekeeping and therapy services
- Preparing light meals and assisting in feeding patients
- Assisting with basic activities and daily living needs of patients
- Measuring and recording patient's temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered and/or directed by the RN, therapist, clinical manager or personal care plan
The home health aide is a key member of the home healthcare team and works closely with highly skilled clinicians to ensure a team approach.
For more information or to refer a patient to MedStar VNA, call 800-862-2166.