Personal Care Aides
On the Job
Personal Care Aides help the elderly or people who have disabilities. They work in private homes, nursing homes, or other care facilities. They may make beds, do laundry, and prepare meals.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
- Assist individuals with special needs.
- Document client health or progress.
- Maintain client information or service records.
- Perform housekeeping duties.
- Monitor health or behavior of people or animals.
- Prepare foods or meals.
- Teach health or hygiene practices.
- Develop plans for programs or services.
- Drive vehicles to transport patrons.
Typical Working Conditions
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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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