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home care aide





Home care aides provide personal assistance and promote autonomy, on a daily basis to individuals who are unable to take care of themselves due to illness, ageing or disability. They assist them with personal hygiene, feeding, communication or medication according to the health care professional's instructions.

Scope note

Excludes people performing activities under the supervision of medical or nursing staff.

Alternative Labels

personal care provider

elderly people assistant

personal care attendant

home care aide

live in caretaker

personal care worker

live in caregiver

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: