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What is a home health aide?

Do home health aides work for home care companies, or are they private caregivers?

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Answered by: MySeniorCare Staff

A home health aide is simply a caregiver who is certified or licensed to provide health care and provides the health care in the patient's home.

Home health aides are usually provided by a home health care company, however, it is possible to hire a private home health caregiver who works independently.

When looking to hire a home health aide it is important to check both options, a home health agency and private caregivers to find the best fit.

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