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Home Health Aide

1,231

Statewide
Job Postings
69th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
13,570

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$9.69 - $12.01

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$9.56 - $12.39

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Home Health Aide - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 1,231 job postings for the occupation of Home Health Aide in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Home Health Aide. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Home Health Aide Do:

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.

Common Job Activities:

  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and with dressing and grooming.
  • Bathe patients.
  • Administer prescribed oral medications, under the written direction of physician or as directed by home care nurse or aide, and ensure patients take their medicine.
  • Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Plan, purchase, prepare, or serve meals to patients or other family members, according to prescribed diets.
  • Care for children who are disabled or who have sick or disabled parents.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
  • Provide patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as caring for infants, preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adapting to disability or illness.
  • Accompany clients to doctors' offices or on other trips outside the home, providing transportation, assistance, and companionship.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
  • Change dressings.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Massage patients or apply preparations or treatments, such as liniment, alcohol rubs, or heat-lamp stimulation.

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