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Home Health Aides work under the supervision of a licensed nurse and usually are responsible for the care of elderly, very ill or disabled patients who require additional medical aid.

 

​Home Health Aide careers can include day visits or live in home care services.

 

​Home Health Aide students do all of the things that a Nursing Assistant does and must have completed the Nursing Assistant Training Program prior to taking the Home Health Aide courses or becoming a Home Health Aide.

HOME HEALTH AIDE TRAINING

Home Health Aide Training 01

A HOME HEALTH AIDE IS SOMETIMES

THE ONLY CONNECTION A PATIENT HAS​

 

HOME HEALTH AIDE DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:

 

​Patient Bathing

Ambulatory Care

Preparing Medical Instruments

Setting Up Medical Equipment

Feeding Assistance

Recording Patient Fluid Intake and Output

Patient Vitals

Stocking Medical Supplies

Dressing Patients

Assisting at Nurse or Doctor Direction

Patient Bed Pan Cleaning

Emptying of Catheter Bag Contents

Light Housekeeping

Helping patients Ambulate

Help run errands

Massaging patients and applying treatments

Provide emotional support to patient and/or family

Plan or prepare meals

Record keeping

 

​PLACES THAT MAY HIRE HHA:

 

​Nursing Homes

Hospices

Home Health Care Agencies

NURSING ASSISTANT

TRAINING PROGRAM​

 

Home Health Aide Students need to have successfully completed Nursing Assistant Training Program

 

​ADMISSION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS​

  Must be at least 16 years old (with written essay)

  Complete H.H.A Application

  High School Diploma or GED

 

NOTE:

Students without a High School Diploma or GED ​will need to pass the Wonderlic "Ability to Benefit" test​

   Interview with Program Director

   Complete screening Policy

   Complete a Nurse Assistant Training program

   ​​

​​Subject and Hours:

Introduction to Aide and Agency Role    

2 Theory

Interpretation of Medical and Social    

5 Theory

Personal Care Services                

20 (5) Theory (15) Clinical

Nutrition      

8 (5) Theory (3) Clinical

Cleaning and Care Tasks in the Home    

5 (3) Theory (2) Clinical

 

Total Hours: ​40 - (17) Theory (23) Clinical

 

​​HHA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT

 

Upon successful completion of this 40 hour course student will be able to complete State Application for initial certification form 283b and will receive certification in the mail.

 

​There is no state exam for this course.