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HOME HEALTH AIDE

HOME HEALTH AIDE

Program Length: 3-5 Weeks
Clock Hours: 75
Credential Issued: Certification

Description

Home health aides are a valuable part of any health care team. If you have a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of the sick, disabled, and elderly, this could be a great position for you to consider. Home health aides (HHAs) assist patients with completing important personal tasks such as dressing, bathing and a variety of hygiene needs. Additional aspects of this position include assisting clients to remain safe in their own homes by providing a higher level of assistance with minor cleaning and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) such as cooking, light housekeeping, and laundry.

Tasks may include written documentation of patient care performed, patient’s condition, or problems to be reported to a supervising health care professional. In some instances, HHAs also assist by arranging transportation and planned leisure activities for clients. Some states allow home health aides to administer medications or check vital signs under the supervision of a health care practitioner, such as a registered nurse (RN).

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupation for the role of the Home Health Aide.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills effectively.
  3. Demonstrate legal and ethical responsibilities for this scope of practice.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply wellness and disease concepts.
  5. Recognize and practice safety and security procedures.
  6. Recognize and respond to emergency situations.
  7. Recognize and practice infection control procedures according to standard precautions.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of information technology applications in healthcare.
  9. Demonstrate employability skills.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of blood borne diseases, including HIV, Hepatitis and TB.
  11. Apply basic math and science skills and personal financial skills.
  12. Use verbal and written communications specific to the Home Health Aide.
  13. Recognize and have awareness of global health care issues.
  14. Perform physical comfort and safety functions specific to the Home Health Aide.
  15. Provide personal patient care that includes bathing, hygiene, grooming and dressing.
  16. Perform patient care procedures including activities of daily living, feeding, intake and output.
  17. Apply principles of nutrition.
  18. Provide care for geriatric patients.
  19. Apply the principles of infection control specific to the Home Health Aide.
  20. Provide biological, psychological, and social support.
  21. Perform supervised organizational functions, following the patient plan of care.
  22. Assist the restorative (rehabilitative) activities.

Wages / Salaries & Employment Trends

  1. In Florida:
  • Workers on average earn $27,720.
  • 10% of workers earn $22,140 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $34,850 or more.
  1. In the United States:
  • Workers on average earn $30,180.
  • 10% of workers earn $22,500 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $38,350 or more.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022:  https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/31-1121.00?st=FL

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a prospective student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language;
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
  • Complete the application and pay the $ 100.00 application fee;
  • Provide the minimum refundable down payment fee of $450 to hold your sit;

       Start with $550.00 down payment with low flexible weekly payment!

Course Start Dates

Nov. 27

Feb. 26

Dec. 18

Mar. 25

Jan. 22

Apr. 22

*Note: Classes scheduled on holidays will be made up in other regularly scheduled classes unless otherwise noted on individual course syllabi. The calendar dates are subject to change. Please call for more information.

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