Services home health care aides should provide according to older adults U.S. 2017

This survey shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged 40 years and older who thought home health care aides should provide select services as of 2017. At this time, 95 percent of older adults thought home health care aides should remind patients to take medicine, while only 33 percent thought they should make sure a patient's bills are paid.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. aged 40 years and older who thought home health care aides should provide select services as of 2017

Should provideShould not provide
Reminders to take medicine95%5%
Bathing, toileting, and getting dressed94%5%
Getting around inside the home91%9%
Administering medicine87%12%
Cooking, meal preparation, and feeding86%13%
Transportation to doctor’s appointments or other services71%27%
Housekeeping, such as cleaning and laundry69%31%
Shopping for groceries62%37%
Making sure bills are paid33%65%
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Sources

Release date

May 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 2 to 29, 2017

Number of respondents

1,341 respondents

Age group

40 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Thinking about home health care aides for people who require ongoing living assistance, do you think the typical home health care aide should provide each of the following as part of their care, or should this not be a service they provide?"

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