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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Margaret Abrahamson, MS, RN, CS (Syracuse University College of Nursing)
Description: This small, spiral-bound handbook provides written guidelines for home health aide care in the home, hospice, or other community health setting. It includes information regarding goals of care, home health terms, definitions, and abbreviations.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist home health aides to provide quality care to patients and families by offering step-by-step guidance. It should be used as a resource guide and contains all components necessary to provide care in the home.
Audience: This handbook is targeted for home health aides and certified nursing assistants for use in class, orientation, or the home.
Features: Size is the unique feature of this book. It is small enough to easily carry in a pocket or patient care bag. The attractive, soft cover also serves as a bookmark. The contents are easy to read and understand. The appendix contains pertinent information needed in this field of home care.
Assessment: This handbook will serve as a guide and reference for aides in classes as well as in the field. It contains information pertinent to the necessary care provided by aides in home and hospice settings. This all-in-one resource provides home health aides with information on care in daily practice, documentation tips, care of special populations, and care coordination.