nursing care for patient attendant

Are you looking for specialized in-home nursing care? We proudly inform you that Portea has taken an initiative to provide you with the best quality of nursing nearby in the pink city that assists your loved ones. We offer a variety of services in the comfort of your home and promise quality and comfort all around. Our mission is to increase patient’s quality of life and avoid unnecessary hospitalization.

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patient attendant

Patient care attendants or patient attendants meaning is the same. Patient attendants are basically caregivers who take care of a patient unable to care for themselves. The job of a patient attendant involves caring for the elderly, the disabled or the chronically sick. Patient attendants are trained caregivers and are also certified and undergo on job training to boost their skills and knowledge of the job.

Patient attendants is a broad term for all the different types of caregivers involved in providing care and assistance to the elderly and all those patients who are not able to care for themselves. The term patient attendants include nursing assistants, nurse’s aides, home health aides, geriatric aides and hospital attendants.

Patient attendants work with patients either at a healthcare facility or provide in home patient care, that is travel to a patient’s house and provide care and assistance in their daily life chores

job responsibilities of a patient care attendant

The varied job responsibilities of a patient caretaker are varied and can range from daily life chores to medical assistance. Some of the common job responsibilities of an attendant for patient are as follows;

  • Taking vital signs and maintaining its records in the medical chart
  • Help with collecting lab specimens
  • Assist in the transportation of the patient.
  • Help with daily life chores like bathing and dressing.
  • Provide support to patients who need assistance for walking or standing
  • A patient care attendant is also responsible for communicating the patient’s needs to effective channels
  • Patient attendants is also responsible for feeding the patient and ensuring that their dietary needs are met
  • Patient caregivers also train and assist patients to use medical devices and equipment as required
  • Overseeing the administration of medication is also one of the primary responsibilities of a patient attendant
  • Patient attendants also help in changing the position of the patient to prevent bedsores
  • A patient attendant is responsible for updating relief workers on any unusual condition of the patient that needs to be addrssed.

what to look for in patient care attendants

A well trained patient attendant should demonstrate the following skills;

  • Has thorough understanding of medical terminology, diseases, and procedures
  • A patient attendant should be aware of basic first aid and CPR procedure and should be trained well to administer it if needed
  • A patient caretaker should have an empathetic approach should have a personal interest in the health and well-being of their patient
  • Patient attendant needs to always place the needs of the patient ahead of his
  • They should be able to work independently, without supervision
  • Respect, dignity and confidentiality are the corner stone for being a trustworthy and reliable patient attendant.
  • Should have great time management skills
  • An important factor for a good patient caretaker is good physical strength and stamina, so that they can provide physical support to the patient when needed

Patient Testimonials

Mr. Raj Shekhar

Age 32, Chennai

My father had a surgery and required regular healthcare services. Portea has greatly helped him with their in-home healthcare services.

Munilal Prasad

We are very pleased to say that ,we are lucky to have been served by very good hospitality at home provided by Portea Team of Kolkata co-ordinated by Ms. Reshma Yasmin. We are very satisfied and feel blessed to get served by you from 01/03/2019 at our home Liluah Howrah till 28/03/2019. We are very happy and feel secure by getting served by you.

ANN (Anita, Rena , Sa)

Mr Lakshmi Narayan Triwedi

Coordinator Joji worked very well and coordinating in a very well manner, which is appreciated. Nursing Attendant Staff Zafar Shaikh was very well and never troubled the . customer and helped the patient alot. He is an Asset of Portea.