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Companion / Personal Care Aide

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Voted the # 1 "Best Domestic Agency" by Dan's Papers readers for seven consecutive years (2012-2018), and seen in magazines such as Avenue and Hamptons, Hamptons Employment Agency is here to help you find the right Companion / Personal Care Aide or Personal Care Assistant (PCA) for your loved one of for yourself.

Among the primary areas that we serve are The Hamptons and Long Island; the Greater New York City Area (including Connecticut and New Jersey); the Boston and New England Area; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Florida.

Below is a brief description of the position of Personal Care Aide. The description provides a general overview of common qualifications and responsibilities. Depending on your particular needs, certain additional qualifications and duties may be required while others are unnecessary.

For additional information on Companions / Personal Care Aides, please contact us today.  All consultations with Hamptons Employment Agency are no-cost, no-obligation, and confidential.

Companion / Personal Care Aide Description

A Companion / Personal Care Aide or Personal Care Assistant (PCA) helps those who are disabled or chronically ill with their daily living activities.  Personal Care Aides assist Clients with their personal, physical mobility, and therapeutic care needs.  Typically care is provided as per plans established by a doctor, rehabilitation health practitioner, social worker, or other health care professional.

In particular, a Companion / Personal Care Aide helps his or her Employer with mobility restricted activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, and grooming.  The Personal Care Assistant also may provide some basic health-related services, such as checking the patient's pulse rate, temperature, and respiration rate; helping with simple prescribed exercises; and reminding the Employer to take his or her medication.

A Personal Care Assistant may also be responsible for advising patients and their families on nutrition, cleanliness, and household tasks. Depending on Employer needs, the Aide may change simple dressings, provide skin care, and more. A Companion may also accompany his or her Employer to the doctor or on other errands, and the Aide may perform light housekeeping and homemaking duties.

Salary for a Companion / Personal Care Aide position depends on your location, the particular job requirements, and the level of experience of the Personal Care Applicant.  Benefits, perks, and other forms of compensation provided by the Employer also affect salary requirements. 
Our Staffing Specialists can help you find the right Caregiver for the following positions, among others:

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Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation, privacy-assured phone consultation.  Please feel free to call us at one of our offices:

The Hamptons: 631-204-1100
New York City: 212-521-4373
Boston: 617-800-4701
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Or, use our brief and easy online Staffing Inquiry Form.

We look forward to hearing from you regarding your Caregiver needs.

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