Home Health AidesHome Health Aides, also known as home health care workers and home attendants, are employed by private and public health care agencies to provide home care for the aged or disabled.
Home Health Aides assist patients with bathing, dressing, grooming, and moving about.
They also prepare meals, clean rooms, do laundry and change bed linens.
Workers provide emotional support and give instructions on self-care. They may also care for children living in the home.
- Home Health Aide certificate issued by the State Department of Health Service.
- Desire to help others.
- Good judgment.
- Emotional stability.
- Ability to work with others in a personal setting.
- Valid California Driver's License.
- Access to an automobile.
- Fingerprint clearance is required.
- Home Health Aides Median hourly wage: $9.02
- Average annual wage: $19,897
- Estimated number of Home Health Aides in 2002: 38,300
- Estimated number of Home Health Aides in 2012: 55,300
- Estimated annual job openings: 2,200
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