A Home Health Aide (HHA) is a trained and certified health-care worker who helps people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairment, with daily living activities such as; hygiene, ROM/exercise, light housekeeping and laundry duties, ambulating (walking) transferring to and from wheelchairs, meal preparation and transportation, such as to and from a healthcare appointment. Home Health Aides (HHA) also monitor patient’s physical and/or mental condition under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of home health aides and personal care aides is projected to grow 41 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages and the elderly population grows, the demand for the services of home health aides and personal care aides will continue to increase.
About the Program
This is a 75 hour program that includes Lecture, Laboratory and Supervised Skills Training. After successful completion of the program students will be be prepared to gain employment in the home health field.