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New Home Health Aide Guide Offers Free Information And Resources For Home Health Aides And Caregivers


Boston, Massachusetts (July 3, 2011) – Home Health Aide Guide, an online resource for caregivers and families, today announced the launch of a new website dedicated to helping people who want to pursue a career as a home health aide (HHA) and the families who hire HHAs as caregivers.

Currently the second-fasted growing occupation behind registered nurses, the demand for home health aides has jumped due to the aging population of baby boomers.

“The growing trend of baby boomers who want to remain in their own homes -- and out of nursing homes -- for as long as possible, is one of the factors fueling this demand. In fact, according to research from AARP, 89 percent of Americans want to ”age in place,“ as the trend is called,” says Maureen Flaherty founder of

Hiring home health aides, who may be employed through home health agencies or as private-duty caregivers, are an important part of the solution.

A home health aide (HHA) provides the care that allows an elderly or infirm person to remain at home. They monitor vital signs and medication schedules, as well as help with everyday activities such as personal grooming, meal preparation, scheduling appointments, running errands, and light housekeeping.

According to Flaherty, the companionship alone is often the most critical part of the service the aide provides. “For someone who may be spending the majority of time alone, it’s hard to overstate the importance of a friendly smile, and having someone to talk to,” says Flaherty.

Full details on the role of home health aides and available resources can be found at

The Home Health Aide Guide is a free online resource for anyone considering either: becoming a home health aide or hiring one to provide assistance to oneself or a family member.


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