FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Home Health Care

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Home Health Care

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • $26,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Home Health Care Do

Home health aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment with activities of daily living. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.

Duties

Home health aides typically do the following:

  • Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
  • Provide basic health-related services according to a client’s needs, such as checking vital signs or administering prescribed medication at scheduled times
  • Do light housekeeping, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming in a client’s home
  • Help to organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
  • Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or for other kinds of outings
  • Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client’s dietary specifications
  • Help to keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities

Home health aides, unlike personal care aides, typically work for certified home health or hospice agencies that receive government funding and therefore must comply with regulations. They work under the direct supervision of medical professionals, usually nurses. These aides keep records of services performed and of clients’ conditions and progress. They report changes in clients’ conditions to supervisors or case managers. Home health aides also work with therapists and other medical staff.

Depending on their clients’ needs, home health aides may provide some basic health-related services, such as checking a client’s pulse, temperature, and respiration rate. They may also help with simple prescribed exercises and or with giving medications. Occasionally, they change bandages or dressings, give massages, care for skin, or help with braces and artificial limbs. With special training, experienced home health aides also may help with medical equipment such as ventilators, which help clients breathe.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Home Health Care

There is no formal education requirement for home health aides, but most aides have at least a high school diploma. Home health aides who work for certified home health or hospice agencies must complete formal training and pass a standardized test.

Education

Although a high school diploma or equivalent is not generally required, most home health aides have one before entering the occupation. Some formal education programs may be available from community colleges or vocational schools.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Home health aides who work for agencies that receive reimbursement from Medicare or Medicaid must get a minimum level of training and pass a competency evaluation to be certified. Training typically includes learning about personal hygiene, reading and recording vital signs, infection control, and basic nutrition. Aides may take a competency exam to become certified without taking any training.

Additional requirements for certification vary by state. In some states, the only requirement for employment is on-the-job training, which employers generally provide. Other states require formal training, which is available from community colleges, vocational schools, elder care programs, and home healthcare agencies. In addition, states may conduct background checks on prospective aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

In addition, many home health aides may be required to obtain CPR certification.

Training

Home health aides may be trained in housekeeping tasks, such as cooking for clients who have special dietary needs. Aides learn basic safety techniques, including how to respond in an emergency. Specific training may be needed for certification if state certification is required.

In addition, clients have their own preferences, and aides may need time to become comfortable working with them.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Home health aides must adhere to specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. Aides must carefully follow instructions from healthcare professionals, such as how to care for a client’s wound or how to identify changes in a client’s condition.

Integrity. Home health aides should make clients feel comfortable when they tend to personal activities, such as helping a client bathe. In addition, home health aides must be dependable and trustworthy so that clients and their families can rely on them.

Interpersonal skills. Home health aides must work closely with their clients. Sometimes, clients are in extreme pain or distress, and aides must be sensitive to their emotions. Aides must be compassionate, and they must enjoy helping people.

Physical stamina. Home health aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They might need to lift or turn clients.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Home Health Care?

Send To A Friend

Home Health Care Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Home Health Care Career Paths

Home Health Care
Certified Nursing Assistant Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Substitute Teacher Consultant
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Registered Nurse Team Leader
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Team Leader Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Utilization Review Nurse Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Housekeeper Specialist Therapist
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Housekeeper Baker Executive Chef
Dietary Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Ambulatory Care Coordinator Case Manager
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Consultant Nurse Nursing Director
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Cook Executive Chef Dietary Manager
Nutrition Services Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Marketing Director
Community Relations Director
8 Yearsyrs
Home Health Nurse Ambulatory Care Coordinator House Manager
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Nurse Consultant Nurse Clinical Director
Rehabilitation Services Director
8 Yearsyrs
Home Care Nurse Consultant Nurse Clinical Director
Rehab Director
6 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Mental Health Worker Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Do you work as a Home Health Care?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Home Attendant 3.5 years
Home Health Care 3.0 years
Home Care Giver 3.0 years
Home Care Nurse 2.7 years
Care Provider 2.6 years
Home Health Aid 2.6 years
Health Aide 2.5 years
Care Associate 2.5 years
Care Taker 2.3 years
Companion 2.2 years
Home Help Aide 2.1 years
Top Careers Before Home Health Care
Cashier 19.6%
Server 3.3%
Manager 3.0%
Waitress 2.5%
Supervisor 2.1%
Top Careers After Home Health Care
Cashier 15.7%
Server 3.0%
Cook 2.4%
Manager 2.0%

Do you work as a Home Health Care?

Home Health Care Demographics

Gender

Female

70.8%

Unknown

15.2%

Male

14.0%
Ethnicity

White

65.8%

Hispanic or Latino

14.1%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.1%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.2%

French

10.2%

German

3.4%

Russian

3.4%

Italian

3.4%

Swahili

1.7%

Portuguese

1.7%

Hindi

1.7%

Hakka

1.7%

Chinese

1.7%

Vietnamese

1.7%

Romanian

1.7%

Cantonese

1.7%

Samoan

1.7%

Cherokee

1.7%

Wolof

1.7%

Armenian

1.7%

Polish

1.7%

Uzbek

1.7%

Bengali

1.7%
Show More

Home Health Care Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.8%

The Academy

7.5%

Ashford University

6.9%

Houston Community College

6.9%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

5.2%

Kaplan University

5.2%

Everest Institute

4.6%

Remington College

4.0%

Bryant and Stratton College

4.0%

Wayne County Community College District

3.5%

Amarillo College

3.5%

Cuyahoga Community College

3.5%

Central State University

3.5%

Grand Canyon University

3.5%

Owens Community College

2.9%

Macomb Community College

2.9%

Walden University

2.9%

Palm Beach State College

2.9%

Schoolcraft College

2.9%

South University

2.9%
Show More
Majors

Nursing

29.0%

Medical Assisting Services

14.3%

Business

11.7%

Health Care Administration

9.1%

Nursing Assistants

5.3%

Criminal Justice

4.5%

General Studies

3.2%

Psychology

3.1%

Medical Technician

2.5%

Physical Therapy

2.1%

Cosmetology

2.0%

Education

1.8%

Pharmacy

1.8%

Social Work

1.6%

Occupational Therapy

1.5%

Dental Assisting

1.4%

Computer Science

1.3%

Human Services

1.3%

Accounting

1.3%

Management

1.2%
Show More
Degrees

Other

41.6%

Associate

17.9%

Bachelors

15.7%

Certificate

10.3%

Masters

6.2%

Diploma

4.9%

License

2.5%

Doctorate

0.9%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Home Health Care?

Have you worked as a Home Health Care? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Home Health Care.

Top Skills for A Home Health Care

  1. Personal Care
  2. Health Care
  3. Laundry Services
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided housekeeping, laundry services and other household requirements along with personal care.
  • Experienced health care professional with leadership expertise.
  • Support patients by providing housekeeping & laundry services.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to ensure quality patient care, continuity, and timely discharge.
  • Performed other duties such as obtaining household chores, and running errand.

How Would You Rate Working As a Home Health Care?

Are you working as a Home Health Care? Help us rate Home Health Care as a Career.

Top Home Health Care Employers

Jobs From Top Home Health Care Employers

Home Health Care Videos

Documentation for home health care

Social Care - A Day in the Home

Occupational Video - Health Care Aide

Related to your recently viewed content