Personal care aides assist elderly, disabled, or ill clients, as well as patients from hospices or recovery centers. Typical tasks include preparing meals, housekeeping, helping with personal hygiene, running errands, and providing companionship.
Personal care aids have a supportive attitude, patience, and good organization. No formal education is required for this role, but employers may prefer candidates who are aware of basic emergency techniques.
Estimated U.S. wage range:
$20 - $40 an hour
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