What is the Difference between a Caregiver and a Home Health Aide?

What is the Difference between a Caregiver and a Home Health Aide?

A skilled caregiver or a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and home health aide (HHA) provide companionship and personal care for patients, helping their clients with activities of daily living.

The critical difference between a certified nursing assistant and a home health aide involves their responsibilities medication-wise. While a home health aide can administer medication, the certified nursing assistant cannot do so.

Also, the CNA typically works in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other facilities, while the HHA usually provides care in the client’s home. CNAs can work in the patient’s home. However, home health aides don’t work in organizational healthcare settings.


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