Careers Home Services Service

Home Health Aide

Career description:

A home health aide cares for people who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairments, or age-related problems, who have the need or desire to still live in their own home. The home health aide provides basic services that include administering medications, changing bandages, and checking vital signs like temperature, and pulse and respiration rates.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Help clients get dressed and undressed and maintain proper clothing
  • Provide and assist with personal services such as bathing and grooming
  • Accompany clients to their doctor visits
  • Oversee the administration of prescribed medications to clients
  • Assist clients who are unable to handle the day-to-day homemaking duties in their homes
  • Follow a specified care plan for the client and report on completed tasks after each visit

Similar occupations:

Caregiver, Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Certified Medical Aide (CMA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Home Attendant, Home Care Aide, Home Health Aide (HHA), Home Health Provider, Hospice/Home Health Aide, In Home Caregiver