Home Care Worker Salary
The average wage for a Home Care Worker is $10.30 per hour.
|Hourly Rate||$7.89 - $15.89|
|Total Pay (||$16,534 - $38,080|
Job Description for Home Care Worker
Home care workers are generally required to have a high school diploma or GED. They may work independently, through an agency, or for government agencies or private employers, though they work primarily in their clients' homes.Read More...
Home care workers must be highly dependable and have relevant experience as a care worker or personal care assistant, and they must maintain patients' dignity, comfort, and confidentiality at all times. Employers often prefer that home care workers have completed state-approved nurse aid or personal care assistant courses, and some states also require these workers to pass state exams. A valid driver’s license is also necessary.
Home care workers should always keep their work areas clean and sterile, and some may be required to change bandages and clean clients' wounds. In performing incision care and wound-dressing, they must wear sterile gloves and adhere closely to all instructions, guidelines, and procedures. Some are responsible for supplying inventory related to incision care and wound-dressing, provide medications, and keeping records of prescribed medication; they may also prepare meals according to instructions.
Many home care workers also perform homemaking activities, such as changing bed linens, vacuuming, doing laundry, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, and cleaning bathrooms. Employers generally prefer candidates who are experienced, compassionate, dependable, and able to pass background checks.
Home Care Worker Tasks
- Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
- Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
- Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
- Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
- Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
Pay by Experience Level for Home Care Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Home Care Worker Advice
Key Stats for Home Care Worker
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.