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A personal care aide is someone who works to help another person complete their daily activities. PCAs help clients make and keep appointments with doctors, provide or arrange transportation, make and serve meals, make sure they take their medicine, and serve as a companion for their clients. They are either hired by a client or their family or report directly to a physician or a nurse. Personal care aides may work in hospitals, nursing homes, adult day care centers, or private residences. Many people have encountered personal care aides in hospitals and nursing homes when visiting a loved one. A personal care aide is not a nurse or other medical professional, but a trained caretaker. While sometimes the duties of personal care aides and home health aides or certified nursing assistants (CNAs) may overlap, it is important not to confuse the two, as they are two distinct careers that have some different duties and requirements.