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Companions and home health aides both sound like they could both be the same job, but that could never be further from the truth. Both positions serve the purpose of taking care of the sick or elderly, but each positions has its own roles and today at Care Monk we are going to break down the difference between the roles and what it takes to become each one.
What is a companion?
A companion in health care and caregiving can be a nursing assistant that is hired to work with a patient in the patients private home and to offer companionship and observation.
What is a companions role?
Companions are hired to provide light house work such as cleaning dishes, doing laundry vacuuming and etc. They also can be hired to cook, run errands or just offer supervisions, social interaction while performing no hands-on care.
How to become a companion?
To become a companion is quite simple all you need is insurance and a background check and thats it.
www.CareMonk.com offers companion positions for any interested candidates, we take care of insurance and background check so you are protected and the patients are safe.
What is a home health aide?
Home health aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, cognitively impaired, as well as older adults who may need assistance.
What is a home health aides role?
Home health aides will bath, dress, and provide services such as light house keeping. In some states health aides may be able to give client's their medication or check the clients vital signs under the direction of a nurse.
How to become a health aide?
To become a home health aide is quite simple all you need is insurance and a background check and thats it. www.CareMonk.com offers companion positions for any interested candidates, we take care of insurance and background check so you are protected and the patients are safe.
If your interested becoming a companion or home health aide please visit www.caremonk.com
Has anybody ever worked as a companion or home health aide?
Did you enjoy the work?