Segments in this Video

Personal Care Aide: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:48)


Julia Martin cares for individuals with disabilities, children, and the elderly.

Personal Care Aide: Career Beginnings (01:29)

Martin began her career as a state-tested nursing assistant. Working as a candy striper in a hospital influenced her career.

Personal Care Aide: Keys for Success (00:46)

Personal care aids need a kind heart, dedication, and the desire to help people.

Personal Care Aide: Education and Certification Requirements (01:24)

The profession requires CPR testing and a state-tested nursing assistant certification. STNAs exist in Ohio. Training includes learning how to use the Hoyer lift, making an occupied bed, and wound care protocol.

Personal Care Aide: Workplace Atmosphere (01:14)

Martin works out of patient homes and travels to her clients. Some people need more assistance than others.

Personal Care Aide: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:17)

Be generous, caring, and want to help others. Volunteering as a candy striper will help train an individual to be a personal care aide.

Personal Care Aide: A Day on the Job (00:51)

STNAs usually receive a list, but Martin recommends going with the flow. Clients may need housekeeping, help showering, and pet care.

Personal Care Aide: Industry Goals and Services (00:29)

Make clients feel as if they have someone to depend on. Work hard to leave them with a sense of peace.

Personal Care Aide: Industry Challenges (01:26)

Dealing with different intimidating family members can prove difficult.

Personal Care Aide: Looking at the Future (01:02)

Personal care aids will always be in demand. One can work in home health, nursing home, and assisted living facilities.

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Personal Care Aide—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a personal care aide? In this Career Q&A video interview, Julia Martin talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success as a personal care aide. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 11 minutes

Item#: FMK190411

ISBN: 978-1-64623-459-2

Copyright date: ©2019

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