home health aide


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aide

 [ād]
a worker who is an assistant to another.
home health aide a paraprofessional worker with specified training and certification to provide unskilled home health care under the direction of a registered nurse.

home health aide

n.
One who aids a patient requiring long-term care in the private residence rather than in a hospital or nursing home.
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This empirical analysis will advance the current literature body of home health care as home health aides are understudied in the literature (U.
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An attentive home health care team including home health aides, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and social workers, Patients regain their daily activities and lead a normal life.
Long-term care providers don't need to be told that the problem of high turnover among nursing assistants and home health aides is of grave concern.