Home Health Aides
Home health aides care for elderly, recovering, or patients with disabilities, in their own homes.
Home health aides follow doctors', nurses', or therapists' orders when providing care. They give clients their medication and check clients' pulse, temperature, and respiration rate.
$10.94 per hour on average
The outlook is Data not available
|Education & Training
Short-term on-the-job training (1 month or less) is common.
|Related Programs (Current training programs available)
|On the Job
- Give clients medication under nurses' or doctors' orders.
- Clean house, do laundry, and change bed linens.
- Shop for food and household supplies and run errands.
- Plan and prepare meals, following limitations of clients' diets.
- Assist clients in and out of beds, cars, or wheelchairs. Help them walk to bathrooms and up and down stairs.
- Bathe, dress, and groom clients.
- Check clients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
- Help clients perform their exercises.
- Massage clients and apply treatments.
- Instruct clients or offer them emotional support.
- Entertain clients, read aloud, and play cards and other games.
- Keep records of services provided and any changes in clients' condition.
- Report changes to supervisors.
- Accompany clients to doctors' office and the hospital. Help them get in and out of vehicles.
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