Home Health Aides Poised for Larger Role in New Jersey

February 11, 2016

The role of home health aides can vary, but expanding the types of services they can legally perform could reduce some of the caregiving burden on family members who may be taking care of a loved one and potentially the use of institutionalized care. Expanding duties home health aides are allowed to perform can increase family support by supplementing tasks family members may already be doing.

“It’s precisely the kinds of things that home health aides and nurses do, that can prevent people from being readmitted to the hospital,” Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University, told NewsWorks.

Home Health Care News, Feb. 11

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