Profession

Home Health Aide


Description

Home health aides go to a patient's home, or work in a residential facility, to deliver health care to the elderly, ill, or disabled. Home health aides usually work with patients who need more extensive physical/medical care than a typical family can provide. Sometimes in Nigeria and many African Countries, Home Health Aide own Patent shops (commonly referred to as 'chemist shops' where over the counter drugs are sold) and they operate in parallel with provision of Home Health services

Job Prospect

Low

Work Environment

They are required to move about in the course of their work many times, visiting their Patients at home. In the course of their work they may come in contact with Blood, wound sores and may be required to put up with nagging patients. Hence this Profession requires lots of patience/tolerance & understanding

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Diploma

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines