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Home Health Aide (HHA)

 A person trained to provide basic health care tasks for older adults and persons who are disabled, in their home. Tasks include personal care, light housecleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, laundry and transportation. Tasks may also include taking vital signs (such as heart rate and blood pressure) or applying a “dry dressing” for certain kinds of wounds. They are supervised by a registered nurse when they are employed by a home health agency.

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