Home Health Aide

2.7 Credit Units

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.

Occupations/Job Titles:

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.