(plural: ‘aides‘; a formal word for a ‘helper’)
a person who assists/helps another person; an assistant;
a trained person whose job is to help/assist a government minister; a personal assistant; a secretary;
(in military) an officer who assists/helps a senior officer; aide-de-camp;
A military aide is more often a status symbol than anything else.
Nursing aides and home health aides are commonly called ‘direct care workers’, and they help their patients to eat, dress, bathe and to take medication on time. In some countries, these medical helpers are called ‘hospital attendants’.
Most political aides do not have authority to run the office of the politicians they assist; their duty is to help the minister in certain matters.