Home Health Aides
On the Job
Home Health Aides care for people who are disabled, elderly, or in need of in-home health care. They help with basic things like bathing and dressing. They sometimes provide light housekeeping.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
- Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
- Assist patients with daily activities.
- Feed patients.
- Give medications or immunizations.
- Maintain medical records.
- Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
- Accompany patients or clients on outings to provide assistance.
- Engage patients in exercises or activities.
- Teach basic living or other adaptive skills to patients or caregivers.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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