Home health aides
Home health aides care for physically, mentally or emotionally ill or injured people who wish to receive care in the comforts of their own home. Under the supervision of medical staff, home health aides administer oral medications, check pulse, respiration and blood pressure rates, keep rooms neat, and help patients move, dress and bathe. You should also be prepared to give massages and alcohol rubs on sore muscles, change dressings to cover wounds and sores, and assist with braces and artificial limbs. Patients may be recently discharged from the hospital and only need short-term care, or require extensive care that friends and family are unable to provide.