Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.
Care Giver, Caregiver, Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Certified Medical Aide (CMA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Direct Care Professional, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Habilitation Training Specialist, Home Attendant, Home Care Aide, Home Health Aid, Home Health Aide (HHA), Home Health Provider, Hospice Aide, Hospice/Home Health Aide, In Home Caregiver, Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), Nursing Assistant, Residential Counselor
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