Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.
Care Manager, Care Provider, Caregiver, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Companion, Direct Care Worker, Direct Support Professional (DSP), Home Care Aide, Home Health Care Provider, Homemaker, Medication Aide, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Attendant, Personal Care Aid, Personal Care Aide, Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Provider, Resident Assistant, Resident Care Assistant (RCA), State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Support Staff
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