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5133 HOME-BASED PERSONAL CARE WORKERS
 


    Home-based personal care workers attend to various personal needs and in general provide personal care for persons in need of such care at their own homes because of physical or mental illness or disability or because of impairment due to old age.

    Tasks include -

    (a) assisting persons in getting into and out of bed and making the appropriate change in dress;

    (b) changing bed-linen and helping persons with their bath and toilet;

    (c) serving food - prepared by them or others - and feeding persons needing help;

    (d) giving or ensuring that persons take the necessary medicaments;

    (e) watching for any sign of deterioration in the person's health and informing the relevant medical doctor or social services;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Aid, nursing/home


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Aid, nursing/clinic - 5132

  • Nurse, associate professional - 3231

  • Nurse, professional - 2230

  • Social worker, associate professional 3460

  • Social worker, professional - 2446


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.