Home Health Aides
A home health aide cares for people who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairments, or age-related problems. He or she provides basic services that include administering medications, changing bandages, and checking vital signs like temperature, and pulse and respiration rates.
Although a home health aide works independently, he or she is supervised by a medical professional, usually a registered nurse. This differs from a personal assistant aide, who do not provide medical services of any type.