Home Health Aide Certification Practice Test #4

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Several priceless artifacts were illegally removed from the client's house by a family member. This might indicate:

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a member of the client's family has taken valuable items from their home without permission, could indeed be a sign of financial exploitation. Financial exploitation refers to the unauthorized or improper use of an individual's funds, assets, or property by another person for personal gain. It is a form of elder abuse that can have serious consequences for the elderly person's well-being and financial security.

Despite feeling really weak today, a customer wishes to take a tub bath. The possibility of him/her falling in the tub worries you as a home health aide. What would be the best course of action in this situation?

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As a home health aide (HHA), it is appropriate to express your concerns to the client regarding their desire to take a tub bath while feeling very weak.

When helping a frail patient use a rolling walker, where should the assistant stand?

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When assisting a weak patient to walk with a rolling walker, it is generally recommended for the home health aide (HHA) to stand behind the patient and slightly to one side while holding the gait belt. This positioning allows the HHA to provide support and guidance while ensuring the patient's safety.

When a client complains of pain, what should the health aide do first?

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Difficulty in breathing is called:

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A HHA should take every precaution to avoid falling, with the exception of

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it's crucial for a home health aide (HHA) to take preventive measures to reduce the risk of falls, holding on to a patient's shirt sleeve while they walk is not a recommended practice. It's important to promote independence and maintain the patient's dignity during mobility tasks.

He presented his girlfriend during the initial appointment to bathe the adult male patient. The aide must:

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When a home health aide (HHA) is providing personal care to a patient, it is important to prioritize the patient's comfort and preferences. In a situation where the patient introduces their girlfriend during the first visit, the HHA should handle it professionally and respect the patient's autonomy.

Your duty as a home health aide is to increase fluid intake for Mrs. Jones, who is 87 years old and has a history of uti. Which of these is possible?

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If Mrs. Jones has specific dietary or fluid intake requirements prescribed by her healthcare team, ensure that you adhere to those guidelines. Additionally, monitor and document Mrs. Jone's fluid intake throughout your visits to maintain accurate records and report any concerns to the appropriate healthcare professionals.

The following describe typical bowel movement patterns, but not:

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It's important to note that everyone's bowel habits can differ, and changes in bowel movements can occur due to various factors such as diet, hydration, stress, medications, and underlying health conditions. If you notice persistent changes in your bowel movements or have concerns, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional for further evaluation and guidance.

What should the HHA say if the client's daughter inquires about the client's health?

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By suggesting that the daughter communicate directly with her father about his health, the HHA promotes open dialogue and respects the client's autonomy and privacy. It also encourages a stronger connection and involvement between family members, allowing them to communicate their concerns and gain accurate information from the client himself. The HHA's offer to support the conversation demonstrates a willingness to facilitate effective communication and promote the client's well-being.

Which of the following best sums up sound body mechanics?

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Bending the knees when lifting an object off the floor is an important aspect of practicing good body mechanics.

When conversing with a hard-of-hearing customer who does not wear a hearing aid, you should perform the following:

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When communicating with a client who is hard of hearing and does not wear a hearing aid, it is important for a home health aide (HHA) to adapt their communication style to ensure effective understanding.

How long should you wait after a client has consumed liquids before checking their oral temperature?

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When you visit Mr. Smith's house as an HHA, his little grandson welcomes you. The young man is acting out of character, and you can smell chemicals or ammonia right away. You ought to:

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If, as a home health aide (HHA), you arrive at Mr. Smith's home and encounter a young grandson who exhibits abnormal behavior and there is a strong chemical or ammonia smell, it is important to prioritize your safety and well-being.

Mrs. Williams was using a cane to get around when she abruptly lost her balance and fell sideways to the ground. Right away, the patient complained of hip and leg pain in one leg. The assistant must:

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It is crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of the patient in situations like this. Calling the nursing supervisor immediately ensures that appropriate medical attention can be provided promptly. The nursing supervisor can guide further actions, such as coordinating medical care, assessing the extent of Mrs. William's injuries, and arranging for necessary interventions or transportation to a healthcare facility if needed.

The home health assistant is asked by a client's son to do the family's laundry in addition to the client's. You ought to

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When a client's son asks you, the home health aide, to do the family's laundry along with the client's, it is important to establish clear boundaries and communicate the limitations of your role.

Common problems facing the elderly population include:

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Following a stroke, contact with a patient who has trouble speaking should include:

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When communicating with a patient who has difficulty speaking after a stroke, there are several strategies to facilitate effective communication.

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