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Career and Education Opportunities for Home Health Aides

In general, home health aides provide routine, personal healthcare, such as bathing, dressing, or grooming, to elderly, or disabled persons in the home of patients or in a residential care facility.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Home Health Aide career.


Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Nursing


Home Health Aide video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Home health aides furnish patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming. They also entertain or read aloud to clients to keep them mentally healthy and alert. Equally important, home health aides have to maintain archives of patient care and discuss observations with supervisors or case managers. They are often called upon to serve meals to patients or other family members, in line with prescribed diets. Finally, home health aides change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.

Every day, home health aides are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to understand what others are saying to them even in a noisy environment. It is also important that they evaluate problems as they arise.