What skills do you need for home health care?
- Communication. Communication is essential in a home health aide career.
- Interpersonal skills.
- Organizational skills.
- Time management.
- Technical skills.
- Medical knowledge.
- Physical stamina.
How can I be successful in home care? Trust. Successful home care owners have a track record of strong trust and reliability. Those who work with them know they can count on them; families are willing to put the care of their loved one in their hands. The caregivers know they have their best interest in mind, support them and trust what they are doing.
What makes a good home nurse? Families trust home health care nurses to be educated, trained, and prepared with the skills to provide a broad range of routine and preventive care, to attentively recognize emergent issues before they become serious, and to provide proactive interventions as necessary.
How do I prepare for home health nursing?
- Top off the Fuel and Kick the Tires. Whether you drive your personal or company vehicle, keep the car well-maintained and fueled.
- Take Stock of Supplies.
- Safety First.
- Lunch on the Run.
- Planning Makes Perfect.
- HIPAA Still Rules.