Home Health Aide
This 40 Clock hours (2.8 Credit Units) program is built 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:
- Successfully performs skills learned in the Certified Nurse Assistant Program.
- Performs appropriate Home Health Aide skills within the scope of practice in assisted living and in home care setting.
- Recognizes specific personal care for assigned clients and perform skills correctly.
- Prepares and/or serves simple meals according to basic pyramid.
- Incorporates skills learned to maintain the patient’s environment in cleaning and home care.
- Describes and demonstrates measures that can be performed to prevent skin breakdown.
- Recognizes role in the care of the patient regarding impaired skin integrity including comprehension of the signs of symptoms of skin breakdown, timely reporting and documentation.
The program is 1 week long which includes:
20 Hours of Theory
20 Hours Externship/Hands on Training