Sebastiann Wattson

Home health aides provide individual health care needs such as changing bandages and dressing wounds. They also ensure that persons who are confined to the home—e.g. convalescents, the elderly, and the disabled—are given their medications and are monitored for any changes in their health; other patient needs such as bathing, grooming, and dressing, are also looked after by home health aides. This article provides a summary of the qualifications and training required for this profession.