This 2.7 credit unit (40 clock hour) program builds upon the basic CNA training and prepares men and women to give care in the home. This includes a focus on the role of the home health aide, performing personal care in the home environment, medical and social needs of the client in the home setting with a focus on the family, nutritional needs and meal preparation, food storage, and cleaning and care tasks.
Course Outcomes/Learning Objectives:
Upon Successful Completion, the graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and Department of Public Health Licensure.
31-1011.00 – Home Health Aides: Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient’s home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.
Sample of reported job titles: Caregiver, Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), Certified Medical Aide (CMA), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), Home Attendant, Home Care Aide, Home Health Aide (HHA), Home Health Provider, Hospice/Home Health Aide, In Home Caregiver.