Certified Home Health Aides

Cavalier Senior Care is dedicated to giving you or your family member the best possible care. Our Certified Home Health Aides must comply with following certification and performance criteria.  

Cavalier Senior Care Certified Home Health Aides hold a current Certificate issued from the New Jersey Board of Nursing. In order for an aide to be certified by the Board of Nursing they must be finger printed and pass a criminal background check. They must pass a physical and have a negative TB test. They must also pass the Home Care Test. Our aides must be able to effectively communicate with clients, their families and co-workers. They possess the ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy lifting and extensive bending and standing. They report to a Registered Nurse Field Supervisor. Our home health aide is a person who carries out health care tasks as an extension of a registered professional nurse.

Performance Criteria for Cavalier Senior Care Aides

• Competently assists the client in bathing in bed, in the tub and in the shower.
• Competently assists the client with care of teeth and mouth.
• Competently assists the client with grooming care of hair including shampoo and shaving.
• Competently assists the client with foot care.
• Competently assists the client with ordinary care of nails (no cutting).
• Competently assists the client on and off the bedpan, commode and toilet.
• Competently assists the client in moving from bed to chair or wheelchair and in walking with a cane or walker.
• Competently assists the client with eating.
• Prepares and serves meals according with instructions.
• Competently assists the client with dressing.
• With guidance from the nurse arranges a schedule so that the patient follows medical recommendations such as increased physical activity and taking their own medications.
• Remind his/her patient to take their own medications as directed by the client’s doctor’s instructions, their family member or the Registered Nurse Field Supervisor.
• Maintains records as instructed by the Registered Nurse Field Supervisor or the Office Manager.
• Competently performs other pertinent care functions as assigned and demonstrated by the Professional Registered Nurse.
• Safely accompanies client to obtain medical care (does not drive).
• Makes and changes client’s bed
• Dusts and vacuums the rooms the client uses.
• Washes the client’s dishes.
• Tidies the client’s kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and personal environment.
• Makes a list of needed supplies.
• Shops for the client if no other arrangement is possible. The CHHA should never purchase alcohol or non-prescription drugs for the client.
• Washes the client’s personal laundry if no family member is available or able, including ironing.
• Sends clients linen to laundry if necessary.
• Competently care for an incontinent patient.
• Assists the patient in changing position to prevent decubiti.
• Demonstrates appropriate preventative skin care techniques.
• Consistently follows the Aide Plan of Care developed by the Registered Nurse.
• Consistently records all pertinent information on the Aide Plan of Care, and Daily Activity Sheets in an appropriate and timely manner.
• Correctly measures and records Intake and Output as directed by the Registered Nurse.
• Competently assists the patient with range of motion exercises as directed by Registered Nurse or therapist.
• Assists the RN supervisor to make client visits by ensuring presence of self and client at the time planned.
• Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with other members of the health care team and staff of the agency.
• Consistently reports occurrences to the Nursing Supervisor.
• Consistently adheres to universal precautions, aseptic technique and infection control guidelines.
• Consistently implements care in a manner that is maximally safe for the client, his/her family and self.
• Consistently seeks, accepts and implements suggestions to improve performance.
• Demonstrates respect for the opinion of others.
• Consistently assumes and follows through on the responsibility for assignment.
• Demonstrates the ability to function effectively under stressful situations.
• Maintains confidentiality of client observations and records.
• Utilizes time effectively, maintaining a consistent level of productivity.
• Completes the continuing education requirements annually (12 hours).
• Consistently complies with standards for attendance, absence notification and punctuality.
• Consistently demonstrates professionalism through appearance, performance and communication.
• Assumes responsibility for reading and comprehending all posted notices, communications and policies and procedures related to CHHA’s.
• Demonstrates competencies to provide care to patients of all ages.
• Respects the rights, privacy and property of others at all times.

Call Cavalier Senior Care Inc. when you need care and assistance to remain in your home.