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Personal Care Assistant

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Provides routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.
Training time 0.5 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,112
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 14,500

What does a Personal Care Assistant do?

  • assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • participating in planning the care of individuals
  • following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • observing and reporting changes in patients' condition, and reporting complaints about care
  • assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications

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