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Working As A Personal Care Provider

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $23,150

    Average Salary

What Does A Personal Care Provider Do

Personal care aides help clients with self-care and everyday tasks. They also provide social supports and assistance that enable clients to participate in their communities.

Duties

Personal care aides typically do the following:

  • Care for and assist clients with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s or mental illness
  • Engage clients by talking to or playing games with them, or by taking them for walks
  • Help clients with hygiene-related tasks, such as bathing, brushing teeth, and going to the bathroom
  • Transfer clients to and from a bed or a wheelchair
  • Complete housekeeping tasks, such as changing bed linens, washing dishes, and cleaning living areas
  • Help prepare and plan meals
  • Assist with organizing a client’s schedule and schedule appointments
  • Arrange transportation to and from doctors’ offices or the store
  • Help clients pay bills or manage money
  • Shop for personal items and groceries
  • Assist clients in going to work and participating in their communities

Personal care aides—also called caregivers and personal attendants—help clients with self-care and daily activities. Personal care aides perform tasks that are similar to those of home health aides. However, personal care aides cannot provide any medical services, whereas home health aides may provide basic medical services.

Direct support professionals work with people who have developmental or intellectual disabilities. They may help create a behavior plan and teach self-care skills, such as doing laundry or cooking meals. They may also provide other personal assistance services.

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How To Become A Personal Care Provider

Most personal care aides are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, but most aides have a high school diploma.

Education

Although there are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, employers may prefer candidates with a high school diploma.

Training

Aides may be trained on the job by registered nurses, other personal care aides, or their direct employer. They are trained in specific tasks, such as how to work with a client who has a cognitive impairment and how to assist a client in preparing meals.

Most employers require aides to have training or certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Personal care aides must follow specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. They must pay close attention to a client’s medical condition, quickly noting any changes that may require assistance from medical personnel.

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

Interpersonal skills. 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. Personal care aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They often need to lift or turn clients who have a disability.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Personal care aides may be required to complete a formal training program depending on the state where they work, and state laws vary widely in terms of the requirements that must be met. Some states and organizations may conduct background checks on prospective aides. A competency evaluation also may be required to ensure that the aide can perform certain tasks.

There are no federal training requirements for personal care aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

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Average Length of Employment
Primary Caregiver 3.4 years
Family Caregiver 3.3 years
Elder 3.2 years
Home Attendant 2.9 years
Home Care Giver 2.8 years
Care Provider 2.5 years
Home Health Aid 2.4 years
Personal Assistant 2.4 years
Provider 2.4 years
Elderly Caregiver 2.4 years
Live In Caregiver 2.3 years
Care Taker 2.3 years
Direct Care Aide 2.2 years
Direct Care Worker 2.1 years
In Home Aide 2.1 years
Sitter 2.0 years
Personal Attendant 2.0 years
Companion 2.0 years
Home Help Aide 1.9 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 12.6%
Internship 4.5%
Volunteer 3.2%
Waitress 3.1%
Top Employers After
Cashier 10.9%
Volunteer 3.1%
Server 2.9%
Internship 2.6%

Personal Care Provider Demographics

Gender

Female

81.9%

Male

16.7%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

79.4%

Hispanic or Latino

12.5%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.5%

Russian

9.3%

Portuguese

7.0%

French

7.0%

German

4.7%

Italian

4.7%

Chinese

2.3%

Hungarian

2.3%

Vietnamese

2.3%

Bislama

2.3%

Ukrainian

2.3%

Tagalog

2.3%

Hmong

2.3%

Polish

2.3%

Mandarin

2.3%
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Personal Care Provider Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.9%

Pueblo Community College

9.0%

Front Range Community College

9.0%

Metropolitan State University of Denver

7.4%

Pikes Peak Community College

5.7%

Colorado State University - Pueblo

4.9%

University of Northern Colorado

4.1%

Community College of Denver

4.1%

Liberty University

4.1%

Kaplan University

4.1%

Colorado State University

4.1%

IntelliTec College - Pueblo

3.3%

Arizona State University

3.3%

Colorado Technical University

3.3%

Walden University

3.3%

Portland State University

3.3%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.3%

Otero Junior College

3.3%

The Community College of Baltimore County

3.3%

Central Michigan University

3.3%
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Majors

Nursing

21.9%

Business

12.3%

Psychology

9.2%

Medical Assisting Services

8.5%

Health Care Administration

8.2%

Nursing Assistants

6.5%

Criminal Justice

4.1%

Medical Technician

3.2%

Early Childhood Education

2.9%

Social Work

2.9%

General Studies

2.7%

Biology

2.4%

Human Services

2.4%

Management

2.2%

Kinesiology

2.1%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Education

1.7%

Sociology

1.7%

Mental Health Counseling

1.5%

Communication

1.5%
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Degrees

Other

35.9%

Bachelors

26.5%

Associate

14.4%

Masters

9.2%

Certificate

8.9%

Diploma

3.0%

License

1.4%

Doctorate

0.8%
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Real Personal Care Provider Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Personal Care Provider Albers Household Dallas, TX Oct 19, 2014 $57,200
Personal Care Provider Albers Household Dallas, TX Oct 18, 2011 $57,200
Personal Care Provider Albers Household Dallas, TX Oct 19, 2011 $57,200
Personal Care Provider Albers Household Dallas, TX Oct 18, 2010 $57,200
Personal Care Provider Brajendra P. Sharma Vienna, VA Jul 01, 2015 $26,832

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Top Skills for A Personal Care Provider

PersonalCareServicesPersonalHygieneAssistanceLaundryMealPrepHouseholdChoresCompanionshipADLVitalSignsDailyLivingActivitiesPatientCareHealthCareMedicalAppointmentsCarePlanAlzheimerDementiaDoctorAppointmentsEmotionalSupportMedicationAdministrationSkinCareCustomerService

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Top Personal Care Provider Skills

  1. Personal Care Services
  2. Personal Hygiene Assistance
  3. Laundry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided patients with personal care services including medication and toileting support.
  • Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Attended o laundry and cleaning of the home and passed out morning and nightly medication to patients.
  • Carried out minor housework duties such as laundry, food shopping, meal preparation, and caring for pets.
  • Assisted with baths, cooking and daily household chores

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