CCHS – Centre for Community Health and Social Care

Centre for Community Health and Social Care

At its basic level, Community Health Education is focused on promoting, protecting and improving the health of individuals, communities, and organizations.

Home health care” means exactly what it sounds like – medical care provided in a patient’s home. Home health care can include broad care given by skilled medical professionals, including skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Home health care can also include skilled, non-medical care, such as medical social services or assistance with daily living from a qualified home health aide. Home health care is unique as a care setting not only because the care is provided in the home, but the care itself is “usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective” as care given in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.

Home health providers are committed to quality improvement and are interested in working as partners with hospitals to prevent unnecessary hospital visits, admissions and re-admissions.

Supplementary Education and Home Healthcare Assistance through Social Entrepreneurship and Visitation Aides is a project facility being set up in each village to expand and enrich the healthcare outreach to the most needy people in the rural areas.

Apart from special after school supplementary education to children and youth, the community health educators will visit the families for delivering services to people with special education needs.

Home Aides provide basic nursing & personal care for patients, elderly people and people with disabilities. Besides, HHAs are also trained to support nurses and other healthcare professionals. The HHA training lays emphasis on ensuring that the comfort and safety of the patient are kept in mind at all times. The Home Health Aide (HHA) course curriculum covers the following topics:
Basic human anatomy & physiology
Understanding a patient’s needs
Caring for the visually impaired
Daily care of a patient
Feeding a patient
Basic nursing skills
Understanding body mechanics
Fall prevention care and restraints
Communication with patients and their careers
General health & hygiene
Special skin care for pressure sores
Role of a patient care assistant
Bathing a patient
Administering drugs as per prescriptions
Disposal of medical waste
Patient handling, lifting, and moving patients
Emergency first aid
Individual/Private Homes
Old age homes
Nursing homes

HHA provide basic personal care especially for elderly and paralyzed patients in home settings
Provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient
Monitor or report changes in health status of patient
Help patients in their daily tasks and prescribed exercises
Administer prescribed medication on time
Maintain a safe environment for the patient