The State of New York has specific requirements to become a Home Health Aide, which are similar to, but in many cases go beyond the Federal requirements. In New York all Home Health Aides must successfully complete a training and competency evaluation program or a competency program conducted by an approved home health aide training program (regardless of whether the employer is receiving Medicare funding). New York defines, in law, the activities a Home Health Aide is allowed to do, and those that they are not. Allowable health related activities include:
- Preparation of meals in accordance with modified diets or complex modified diets;
- Administration of medications;
- Provision of special skin care;
- Use of medical equipment, supplies and devices;
- Change of dressing to stable surface wounds;
- Performance of simple measurements and tests to routinely monitor the patient’s medical condition;
- Performance of a maintenance exercise program; and
- Care of an ostomy after the ostomy has achieved its normal function
Able has excellent working conditions and benefits including high rates, health insurance, paid sick and vacation, 401k, dental and other insurance programs.
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