Monitor the health status of an individual with disabilities or illness, and address their health-related needs, such as changing bandages, dressing wounds, or administering medication. Work is performed under the direction of offsite or intermittent onsite licensed nursing staff. Provide assistance with routine healthcare tasks or activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing, toileting, or ambulation. May also help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry depending on the patient's abilities.
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 Aide (HHA), Home Health Provider, Home Hospice Aide, Hospice Aide, In Home Caregiver, Residential Assistant (RA), Residential Counselor
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