Home Care Aid
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A home health aide cares for people who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairments, or age-related problems, who have the need or desire to still live in their own home.
The home health aide provides basic services that include administering medications, changing bandages, and checking vital signs like temperature, and pulse and respiration rates.
Although a home health aide works independently, he or she is supervised by a medical professional, usually a registered nurse.
Learn about the job duties you can expect if you choose this career:
Help clients get dressed and undressed and maintain proper clothing
Provide and assist with personal services such as bathing and grooming
Accompany clients to their doctor visits
Oversee the administration of prescribed medications to clients
Assist clients who are unable to handle the day-to-day homemaking duties in their homes
Follow a specified care plan for the client and report on completed tasks after each visit
Home Health Aide Salary
Education: Although you don't need a high school diploma to become a home health aide, most people who work in this field have one. Since those are the job candidates with whom you will be competing, it makes sense for you to stay in school.
Training: Home health aides receive on-the-job training from registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, or experienced aides.
Home Health Aide Skills & Competencies
In addition to hands-on training, home health aides must have other "soft skills" that can help them excel in their jobs:
Interpersonal Skills: In addition to stellar listening and verbal communication skills, you must be able to connect with your patients and their families on a personal level. It is essential to gain their trust so you can make them feel safe and comfortable.
Time Management Skills: You will have many tasks to complete during your shift. The ability to prioritize them will help you get everything done.
Detail Oriented: Home health aides must keep track of a lot of things—medications, vital signs, and appointments, for example. The ability to pay attention to details is imperative.
Physical Stamina: You will have to lift clients and perform other tasks that require strength.
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What is a Nanny?
A nanny may be a qualified child carer trained to provide care and educational development for children from birth to 10 years old sometimes older. Nannies are employed on a live-in or live-out basis. This will depend upon the domestic circumstances and preferences of the family.
The role of a Nanny
A nanny should work in partnership with the family, taking responsibility for the safety and development of the children. A nannies specific duties include the children’s laundry, maintaining the cleanliness of equipment, toys and rooms used by the children and, if required, the preparation of the children’s meals. Nannies are also expected to drop off and collect children from schools or nurseries. Other activities such as visits to the swimming pool and library will also be the responsibility of the nanny so as to promote the social and educational development of the children.
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Job Description of a Housekeeper
A housekeeper cleans spaces and must complete tasks such as vacuuming, emptying the trash, dusting, sweeping, mopping floors, doing dishes, and a variety of other tasks. They may be required to use disinfectants or use steam operated sterilizers. They may be required to move furniture or equipment in order to clean as well as carry items such as linens, towels, cleaning supplies, and trash.
Depending where they work, they may also need to change any used bed linens and replace them with clean bedding. In the bathroom, they would be responsible to remove any used towels and replace those with clean towels as well. Some private households may ask for additional duties to be done, such as washing dishes, doing light ironing, or even laundry. Additionally, housekeepers would report any safety hazards to their employer.