U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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39-9021 Personal Care Aides
Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.
Illustrative examples: Geriatric Personal Care Aide,
Broad Occupation: 39-9020 Personal Care Aides
Minor Group: 39-9000 Other Personal Care and Service Workers
Major Group: 39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010