What is a PCA?
Personal Care Aides are equipped to provide support to those who require assistance with their daily living. We carefully match each client with a companion that fits their needs and lifestyle. Whether it is someone to assist with basic daily activities, accompany with to doctor visits, or light household chores – a PCA can be a great benefit for families seeking to keep their loved ones, cared for. PCAs are required to complete a 40-hour training course that is taught by a professional Registered Nurse and is approved by the New York State Department of Health
What is an HHA?
The Home Health Aide is a trained caregiver qualified to carry out health care tasks, assist with personal hygiene, light housekeeping, and other related supportive tasks to a patient with daily care needs in the comfort of their own home. In New York, every HHA is required to complete a 75-hour training course as well as ongoing training twice a year, which is approved by the New York State Department of Health
Here’s an example of the type of tasks that an HHA is trained to provide:
1.Assist with home exercise program
2.Accompany to doctors’ appointments/visits
3.Help with getting in or out of bed, chairs, cars, etc.
4.Light household cleaning and chores
6.Bathing/showering and dressing
What are the basic qualifications?
Golden Touch Home Health provides home health services within the five boroughs plus Westchester. If you are a NYC resident and also have Medicaid, Golden Touch will be able to assist you in enrolling for this program. If you are unsure about how to apply or receive Medicaid, please contact us and we will guide you through the process.