Home Health Aides
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.
Entry Level: $8.90/hr
Growth for Home Health Aides
|2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Home Health Aides
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2016)||% of Occupation in Industry (2016)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
|Home Health Care Services||2,274||48.2%||41.3%
|Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities||1,387||29.4%||38.8%
|Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities||329||7.0%||30.6%
|Continuing Care Retirement Communities||197||4.2%||17.9%
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)||134||2.8%||1.8%
- Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
- Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and with dressing and grooming.
- Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
- Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.