Under the direction and supervision of a registered professional nurse, Valley Home Care’s certified home health aides (CHHAs) perform hands-on care to meet patients’ needs. They also assist in maintaining a safe and clean environment. 

Valley Home Care’s Home Health Aides

Valley Home Care has CHHAs on staff as well as contracts with several CHHA providers. CHHAs must complete a homemaker-home health aide course approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. They must hold a current certification by the New Jersey Board of Nursing as a homemaker-home health aide. They must also successfully complete a thorough background check. 

Valley’s CHHAs also keep their skills up to date by attending educational sessions throughout the year on disease-specific topics.

Services Provided

Home health aides:

  • Assist with bathing, dressing and feeding
  • Reinforce simple dressings
  • Remind patient to take their medication
  • Assist with the home exercise program developed by the nurse or therapist
  • Take the patient for walks outside when indicated by the nurse (weather and health permitting)
  • Report physical/emotional changes to nurse
  • Prepare simple meal for patient if time permits
  • Perform light housekeeping
  • Maintain safety and communicate issues

CHHAs are generally scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Other hours will be considered upon request. 

We make every effort to provide continuity of CHHA services. However, there may be times when it is necessary to send a different CHHA to provide care for you. If this happens, we feel confident that you will be pleased with any member of our CHHA team.