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.
Sample of job titles: Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Residential Counselor, Certified Medical Aide (CMA), Home Health Provider, Care Giver, Habilitation Training Specialist, Caregiver, Certified Home Health Aide
New Hampshire Outlook
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Education and Training
Most Home Health Aides are not required to have any formal education, however, most have at least a high school diploma. They are usually trained on-the-job by a supervisor, usually for safety and emergency response protocol. In some states, a more formal educational program is required.
In New Hampshire, the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Facilities Administration is responsible for regulation and oversight of home heath care providers. Licensure is issued to home health care organizations or business entities.
Interests (Holland Code): SR
Career Cluster: Human Services
Home health and personal care aides work in a variety of settings. Most work in a client's home; others work in small group homes or larger care communities.
Additional Information Sources**
National Association for Home Care and Hospice
Home Care Association of New Hampshire
To Find a Job
Contact the nearest NH Employment Security office or go online to www.nhes.nh.gov
* New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages, September 2012. Wage estimates based on surveys through May 2011, adjusted to June 2012.
** Inclusion of this information is intended to provide a convenient resource for research, but in no way constitutes an endorsement for any organization; nor is the list all-inclusive.
NH Employment Projections, base year 2010 to projected year 2020
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics
For more information:
Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
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