projected job growthYour neighbors want to stay in the place they call home. No wonder the need for caregivers is rising. In fact, caregiving is one of Connecticut’s fastest growing occupations. And one that’s deeply fulfilling because you can make a difference in someone’s life. All while giving you the flexibility to fit your lifestyle. Along with the autonomy to shape your life’s work.

Source: CT Department of Labor, Labor Market Information, Occupational Projections: 2012-2022 Ranked by Growth, updated September 12, 2014


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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Cleans, bathes and dresses individuals and helps them use the toilet, turn, eat and reposition between beds and wheelchairs. Listens to their health concerns and reports records of that information to nurse. Measures vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Assists in the practice of occupational therapy, either working with or under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. 


Escorts individuals to activities, which may include medical and dental appointments or recreational events. The same individual may serve as both a homemaker and companion.

Health Coach

Under Community First Choice, a Health Coach can be a Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist or Speech Therapist. Differing from routine visits made by Home Health Agency staff members, a Health Coach manages medication, wounds or therapies. Health Coaches are licensed clinicians who help teach self-management of health, medical conditions or care and educate on health improvement. A Physician’s order is required for this service and it cannot be used if you already have the services in-home for a medical reason. 

Home Health Aide

Provides hands-on assistance with personal care, exercises, self-administered medication and any other tasks a Registered Nurse (R.N.) chooses to have an aide perform. Also known as a Home Care Aide and In-Home Caregiver.


Responsible for household chores, meal preparation, shopping and laundry.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Cares for ill, injured or convalescing individuals with disabilities. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Must perform nursing functions and shared responsibilities under the direction of a Registered Nurse (R.N.). May contribute to the nursing assessment, participate in care plan development and perform certain nursing tasks as outlined by the R.N. (e.g., wound care, medication administration).

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Assesses individual’s needs, situations, strengths and support network to determine goals. Helps the individual understand how to access community resources such as food stamps, childcare and health care. Develops plans to improve the individual’s life in the community.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker

Assesses and treats individuals with mental, emotional or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention and education. Also known as a Case Manager and Clinical Social Worker.

Occupational Therapist (OT)

Helps individuals with injuries, illnesses or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Also helps develop, recover and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Establishes a treatment plan for individuals, laying out the types of activities and specific goals to be accomplished, such as helping an older person with poor memory use a computer or leading an autistic child in play activities. May also be responsible for evaluating a home or workplace to identify how it can be better suited to the individual’s health and physical needs.

Personal Care Aide

Assists the elderly, convalescents or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the individual’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 advise families, the elderly, convalescents and persons with disabilities regarding nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities. Also known as a Caregiver, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Home Care Aide.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Provides physical assistance to help individuals carry out the activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, dressing and eating. Other duties may include housework, shopping and paying bills. Also known as a Personal Support Professional and Personal Support Worker. 

Physical Therapist

Provides physical hands-on therapeutic care and exercises, prepares therapeutic plan, instructs the individual or family or other caregivers about an exercise plan, care of adaptive equipment, prosthetic or orthotic devices as well as instructs the family or caregiver about a treatment regimen.

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Provides assistance in the practice of physical therapy under the supervision of a physical therapist.

Recovery Assistant

Assist people with psychiatric needs, responsible for household chores, meal preparation, shopping, laundry and escorting the individuals to activities, which may include medical/dental appointments and recreational; provides supportive companionship.

Registered Nurse

Provides physical, hands-on nursing care, which may include nursing assessment and evaluation; treatments such as medication administration, including injections; wound care; assists with transfers and ambulation; and education of disease management. Responsible for care plan development, implementation and coordination of services which may include, therapeutic and rehab nursing as well as potential for home hospice care. This person would also arrange services for other care needs, delegating responsibilities to a home health aide, when appropriate, and may also help identify family and the individual’s community needs for appropriate referral.

Speech Therapist

Provides diagnosis and treatment for communication and swallowing disorders. Teaches individuals how to make sounds and improve their voices as well as how to communicate (e.g., with sign language). You would also work to improve reading, writing, and swallowing ability.

Support and Planning Coach

Community First Choice offers the Support and Planning Coach service to assist with goal completion and individual budgets. It can also be used for on-going education in hiring, training and managing staff. A Support and Planning Coach is a person who meets the qualifications or currently works for an agency approved to provide the service.

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