Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager. Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and with dressing and grooming. Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert. Provide patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adapting to disability or illness. Massage patients or apply preparations or treatments, such as liniment, alcohol rubs, or heat-lamp stimulation. Administer prescribed oral medications, under the written direction of physician or as directed by home care nurse or aide, and ensure patients take their medicine. Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such a vital signs, arterial blood gases, or blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur. Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.