The average pay for a Home Health Care Worker is $10.74 per hour.
The average pay for a Home Health Care Worker is $26,044 per year.
|Hourly Rate||$8.17 - $20.49|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$16,885 - $43,973|
Job Description for Home Health Care Worker
Home health care workers are specialized caregivers that are able to travel around and care for their patients in their own home. They offer those patients who have disabilities or problems traveling the convenience of having the health care they need without leaving home. They generally work in patients' homes or a nursing home, and they schedule their day according to their clientele’s needs.Read More...
Home health care workers can be classified into two different types: personal care aides and home health aides. Both offer different forms of care. Personal care aides usually perform routine care, such as bathing, cooking meals, and light cleaning. They may also just provide companionship and friendship to their patients. Home health aides are generally more health oriented, monitoring the patients’ vital statistics, giving medications at the appropriate times, performing any wound care that is needed, and keeping the doctors updated on the patients’ progress.
Both jobs require at least a high school diploma. Some states require formal studies, which can be attained at a college or technical school, but no formal license or certification is required in most states. Both types of workers do need to be physically able to meet the needs of their patients. Many duties require heavy lifting and extreme exertion, so a home health care worker must be physically fit. They also need to have good people skills and a friendly personality. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
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