The Home Health Aide program is taught separately from the Nurse Assistant program. Students of the Home Health Aid program will acquire the skills and knowledge to work in the healthcare field as Home Health Aides in a home health setting on assignment by Home Health Agencies or nursing registries. Graduates of the Home Health Aide program will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Coursework includes 3 classes. Refer to the class description for further details.
Program Objectives: Upon completion of the Home Health Aide program, students will be prepared to apply for certification as a Home Health Aide and seek entry-level positions with Home Health Agencies and nursing registries.
Program Length: 40 Total Clock Hours / 1 Week Full-Time
Clock and Credit Hours: 20 Lecture Hours / 20 Clinical Hours / Total Hours 40 clock hours 2.6 semester credits
Prerequisites: Certification of graduation from a Nurse Assistant program.
HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA) I – INTRODUCTION TO HOME HEALTH, MEDICAL FIELD AND SOCIAL NEEDS
Students are instructed in roles of the Home Health agent and agency. Medical and social needs are also addressed in detail.
HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA) II – PERSONAL CARE SERVICES AND NUTRITION
Students are instructed in personal care services such as home care, rehabilitation, emergency care in addition to basic principles of diet and meal planning.
HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA) III – HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT, PATIENT CARE PROCEDURES
Students must demonstrate proficiency in cleaning and home care as well as all patient care procedures performed in the home under normal and extraordinary circumstances.
This program is accredited by ABHES.
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Please refer to the latest School Catalog for more information.