How to Hire a Home Health Aide

Does your home healthcare business need a home health aide? Home health aides can help your company take care of patients at their homes.

Here are some tips to help you find great home health aide candidates and make the right hire for your organization.

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Home Health Aides search for Jobs on Indeed*

661,511

job seekers clicked on home health aide jobs

210,112

resumes from job seekers with home health aide experience on Indeed

21,708

home health aide jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.30 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$26.40 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$26.40

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Home Health Aide?

Hiring a home health aide provides your healthcare organization with the ability to service patients within their homes and expand your home health care service. The right hire for your organization will have excellent bedside manner, patience, flexibility, as well as any required medical certifications.

Contributions of a great Home Health Aide include:

• Provide excellent customer care to your clients
• Decrease operating costs by working in the patient’s home
• Develop a new avenue of revenue through home care service

Skills to look for in a great Home Health Aide

A great home health aide candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Medical knowledge
• Home health care certifications
• Great listening ability
• Patience with patients
• Attention to detail
• Positive attitude

Writing a Home Health Aide job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified home health aides. A home health aide job description should include a compelling summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Home Health Aide jobs, such as:

• Caregiver
• Home attendant
• Nurse assistant

Interviewing Home Health Aide candidates

Strong candidates for home health aide positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Basic home health care etiquette
• How they’ve handled difficult patients
• How they react under pressure

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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