Home Health Aides:

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $22,820.00
Average Time to Fill 61 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 25,227
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 48.84 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Conflict Management
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Feed food to individuals
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Provide in home patient care
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Provide care for children or adolescents
Administer first aid
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Give medications or immunizations
Assist clients in handling details of daily life
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist individuals with special needs
Administer medical injections
Massage patient or client
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Perform dental hygiene procedures
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Develop dietary-care plans
Perform in home visits to provide support or information
Conduct behavior modification
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Modify treatment plans to accommodate client needs
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Develop patient therapy programs
Develop treatment plans
Apply traction to patients
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Treat medical condition of patient
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Solve clinical problems
Employ respiratory equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Activities of Daily Living (ADLS)
Treatment Planning
Medication Administration
Staff Management

Related Licensing Requirements

Temporary LPN Permit (18-0000000132)

IC 25-23-1-10.5 Temporary permits Sec. 10.5. (a) The board may issue a temporary permit to practice as a nurse to a nurse licensed to practice in another state or territory of the United States, who has applied to the board for licensure by endorsement and submitted proof of current licensure to the board. The permit is valid for ninety (90) days after issuance or upon denial of licensure by the board. The permit may be renewed by the board, for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, if, in the determination of the board, it is not possible to complete the application process in that time period. (b) Persons holding a temporary permit to practice as a nurse are subject to the disciplinary provisions of this chapter and IC 25-1-9n the practice of practical nursing as determined by the board. (b) The applicant must pass an examination in such subjects as the board may determine.(c) The board may establish by rule under IC 4-22-2 application procedures and requirements for the issuance of temporary permits under this section.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

Certified Nurse's Aide (18-0000000045)

The Indiana State Department of Health issues certificates for nurse aide (CNA), home health aide, and qualified medical assistant (QMA). To work in a nursing home as a CNA, an application for certification must be filed with the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry. This is done through the training program or a nursing home employer.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Division of Acute Care (3172337351)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/

Home Health Aide (18-0000000039)

The Home Health Aide Registration Program ensures that home health aides meet the qualifications for a home health aide and are appropriately registered on the Aide Registry. The program administers the Aide Registry. Please contact the Indiana State Department of Health for more information.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Division of Acute Care (3172337351)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/

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