Home Health Aide Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications
A Home Health Aide, or Personal Care Aide, are professional caregivers responsible for helping patients maintain their personal health and hygiene in their place of residence. Their duties include shopping for groceries and preparing meals, grooming patients and handling basic logistics such as paying bills or scheduling appointments.
Other Home Health Aide responsibilities may include:
- Housekeeping, such as vacuuming or doing laundry
- Cooking meals
- Grocery shopping
- Reporting to nurses about patient’s health status
- Teaching patient self-care skills