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What is the difference between a home health aide,senior caregiver and personal aide?

I have experience working with elderly women in an assisted living home and working with the handicapped of all ages. I would like to know the similarities between the three I mentioned and training that would be needed.

Asked By: suesun - 11/23/2008
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Home health aides have training and have passed certification exams that allow them to help with some health or medical procedures; they usually earn a bit more than personal aides/caregivers. Personal aides may help with activities of daily living like dressing and bathing, help prepare meals, and may help with... More
Answered By: SandwichGeneration - 11/24/2008
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A home health aid cares for any age in their own home. A senior caregiver limits themselves to the needs of seniors only. A personal aid works with all ages. The term caregiver and aid are often interchangeable. You can get the training you need for certification from your local schools or in some cases even on line... More
Answered By: joanaporter - 11/23/2008
 
I think they are all terms that are used interchangeably. Some agencies might require certification.
Answered By: SavvyNurse - 11/23/2008
 
PCA works with all ages and disabilities, usually in the clients home. But they also work in assisted living facilities. Senior caregivers work with only seniors,they need the CNA license to work in a nursing home. Home health aides work in the clients home , and usually work for an agency. THere is a course and... More
Answered By: patty - 11/24/2008
 
Health care requires less training and education than many professional-class jobs. For instance, if you decide to become a home provider and care for the sick and elderly in their homes, caregiver education is comparatively inexpensive and easy to get. Some employers that hire caregivers may also provide home care... More
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