Certified Home Health Aides are special people. I have been running a home care business which utilizes many aides, especially Live-in home health aides. For as long as I have been doing this, I have said that I could never do this work myself.
Home health aides need to be extremely patient, often working with seniors suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and many other illnesses. These diseases can make clients hard to work with and sometimes even be abusive. Dementia patients often repeat themselves over and over and need to be reminded of things constantly. A thick skin with a caring personality is the trademark of a great aide.
At our agency, we go out of our way to express our appreciation for the hard work they do. A good aide does this type of work for their love of caring for seniors and disabled people. Honesty, integrity, a good work ethic, intelligence, reliability and a host of other attributes are also found in top notch aides, but in my opinion, a kind caring person is where it all starts.