CNAs & Home Health

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Are HH CNAs paid as independent contractors or hourly employees?

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caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Depends upon the employee-employer relationship between the CNA/HHA and their agency.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 15 years experience. 1 Article; 7,349 Posts

It depends on the role. If you are employed by a Home Health Agency you will be considered an hourly employee. If you are employed privately by the client, your compensation is between you and them. In my state we also have a PCA program where the state pays for approved hours for the client but the family is responsible for hiring/choosing them. In that case, you are paid directly by the state.

Libby1987

Libby1987

3,726 Posts

With ours, private duty are paid hourly, home health are paid per visit.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 15 years experience. 1 Article; 7,349 Posts

With ours, private duty are paid hourly, home health are paid per visit.

What kind of visits do CNAs do in your agency? I can't think of any role for a CNA in home health that wouldn't be shift work.

Libby1987

Libby1987

3,726 Posts

What kind of visits do CNAs do in your agency? I can't think of any role for a CNA in home health that wouldn't be shift work.

You are right. I was referring to our Home Health Aides who work on our home health side.

Mom2boysRN

Mom2boysRN

218 Posts

Ours are paid per visit. Their visits consist of either a bed bath, shower if they can get out of bed, changing linens, assisting with dressing, maybe throwing a load of laundry in. They are there for an hour give or take.