HCAF Members: Test Your Home Health Aides on Falls Prevention

As a benefit of membership, HCAF provides agencies with In-Home Aides-Partners in Quality Care, a monthly publication that addresses relevant topics for home health aides. Topics addressed in In-Home Aides-Partners in Quality Care have included stress and burnout, nutrition and food safety, professional boundaries, ulcers and more.

The August 2011 edition addresses preventing falls, about which aides will learn the following:

  • Roles of the in-home aide in falls prevention
  • Role of the aide in assisting clients with ambulation and transfers
  • Safety tips in the client’s home
  • Home care client’s at risk of falls

Each edition of In-Home Aides-Partners in Quality Care is packed with useful information on the month’s topic as well as a post-test (answer key included) for home health aides so they can earn one hour towards the 12 hours-per-year Medicare requirement!

The current edition and past editions can be accessed on HCAF’s In-Home Aides-Partners in Quality Care webpage, which is only accessible to HCAF members by clicking here. To learn more about HCAF membership, please click here or click here to contact Patti Heid, Director of Membership Growth & Development.

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