Table 2Provision of care, activities performed, reported by home health care aides/personal assistants (N = 1,561)

ActivityNumber (%) reporting
Personal care
 Assist client with bathing153 (13.0)
 Assist client with dressing1,385 (94.2)
 Toileting care1,437 (94.9)
 Oral hygiene1,236 (85.2)
 Record vital signs1,138 (79.2)
 Provide urinary catheter/ostomy care556 (44.8)
 Provide wound care371 (30.6)
 Use needles or other sharps285 (24.2)
Activities
 Cook meals1,422 (95.1)
 Take clients to appointments1,305 (92.1)
 Walk or ambulate clients1,191 (86.6)
 Transfer clients1,027 (76.8)
 Turn and position clients907 (67.7)
 Feed clients908 (67.6)
Household duties
 Perform light housekeeping1,461 (97.7)
 Change linens1,433 (96.7)
 Wash laundry1,418 (94.7)
 Run errands1,362 (94.1)

From: Home Health Care Patients and Safety Hazards in the Home: Preliminary Findings

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Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (Vol. 1: Assessment).
Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, et al., editors.

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