Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
24600 Chore Aide
Provides basic housekeeping services in homes of elderly or disabled adults. Cleans house, apartment, or room in accordance with instructions provided in service plan prepared by supervisor and to satisfy client to extent possible, using devices normally found in private homes, including brooms, light mops, dust cloths, vacuum sweepers, and washing machines and dryers for laundry. Specific cleaning tasks include sweeping, mopping and/or vacuuming floors; dusting furniture; wiping counter tops and stove tops; defrosting refrigerators; removing trash; and cleaning metal and porcelain bathroom fixtures. Makes beds and changes linens; does laundry; goes grocery shopping following a prepared grocery list; prepares meals; and runs errands.