Personal Care Assistant

A personal care assistant, also known as caregiver, or personal care aide, is an individual who gives assistance to people who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, elderly or fragile. They work in the home and help their careseekers with activities of daily living, such as bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and some housework. Personal care assistants help clients make and keep appointments with doctors, provide or arrange transportation, make and serve meals, make sure careseekers take their medicine and serve as a companion for their clients.