Home Health Aides ·  Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.



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Occupational Tasks ·  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.
· Provide patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as caring for infants, preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adaptating to disability or illness.
· Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
· Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
· Plan, purchase, prepare, or serve meals to patients or other family members, according to prescribed diets.
· Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
· Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
· Change dressings.
· Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
· Accompany clients to doctors' offices and on other trips outside the home, providing transportation, assistance and companionship.


Educational Requirements: ·  Short-term on-the-job training


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Active Listening 81%
·  Reading Comprehension 75%
·  Writing 61%
·  Coordination 58%
·  Service Orientation 57%
·  Social Perceptiveness 55%
·  Monitoring 54%
·  Speaking 52%
·  Instructing 52%
·  Time Management 49%