Personal Care and Home Health Aide
Personal Care and Home Health Aides provide healthcare support and assistance to people with disabilities, the elderly, and convalescents. This work may be based in a care facility or in the patients home. Tasks performed by Personal Care and Home Health Aides include changing dressings and bandages, giving medication, monitoring the health status of patients, and maintaining medical records. Personal Care and Home Health Aides may also provide personal care to their patients, including personal hygiene assistance and helping with daily living activities.Due to the requirement to work very closely with others, Personal Care and Home Health Aides must possess strong interpersonal sensitivity and communication skills. It is important that they work well with others, have a strong level of attention to detail, and follow rules and guidelines closely. Personal Care and Home Health Aides must also be resilient and flexible.