Home Care Aides/Personal Care Aides Definition

Home Care Aides and/or Personal Care Aides are people who’s occupation is to help an elderly or a disabled person in their home. They assist the client by helping them with their hygiene. They can help the client with bathing, washing their face and combing their hair. They also can cook for the client and feed the client, if the client is unable to do so. If necessary, they can do light cleaning in the homes of the client. If the client needs to run some errands, the personal care aide can run those errands. Another common name for Personal Care Aides are known as Home Health Aides or Home Attendants.

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  • Andy Krizanich

    We put together this article, which I think does a good job answering the question: https://www.joinhonor.com/home-care/home-care-101/what-is-home-care. Important to clarify that caregivers from a home care agency (like Honor) can not help with medical tasks like giving injections, changing a colostomy bag, loading a pill organizer, or changing a catheter. For that you need a Home Health Agency.