Health Care Aide (HCA)

A Health Care Aide (HCA) provides direct care, personal assistance, and support to patients who are ill, elderly or disabled. They assist patients with activities such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting. They may help with feeding or exercise and in some settings help patients take their medications. Health Care Aides are also known as nursing attendants, home support aides, home support workers or residential support workers.