HOME HEALTH AIDE
objective of this program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge
that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions as a home attendant,
home health aide, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or
currently employed in these occupations. This program includes instructions in
those supportive services that are required to provide and maintain bodily and
emotional comfort and to assist the patient toward independent living in a
safe, clean and healthy home environment.
Home health care assistants provide personal care and home services. This
program includes an introduction to legal and ethical responsibilities;
communication skills; basic human needs; the developmental process; nutritional
needs; emergency care; personal care; special care and rehabilitation needs of
the client; household management; record keeping; and employability skills,
HIV/AIDS seminar, Infection Control/OSHA seminar, and Domestic Violence
seminar. This program is taught via a
combination of lecture and practical exercises in the laboratory. Upon
graduation the student will receive a Diploma.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 75 clock hours. The Student has approximately 4 weeks to
complete the program.
§ Language of instruction: Spanish.
Registration Fee: $
All prices for
programs are as printed herein. There are no additional costs or supplies
necessary for program completion.
$50.00 Registration Fee is due at the time of signing the
application for admission. Tuition cost has to be paid before completion of the
program. The student has the option of paying the tuition cost: 1) in full
during the first week of class; or 2) paying the balance of the tuition cost in
4 installments. Student’s payment
schedule will be as follows: four (4) payments of $105.00 dollars per week.
Payments are due on the first day of each week.
- 1200 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE 30 Clock hours
Health Science Core introduces the
student to the health care field specific to the Home Health Aide, including
knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations;
communication skills; ethical and legal aspects of patient care; and safety and
security procedures including emergency situation response (CPR). An
introduction to nutrition and hydration; infection control and blood borne
diseases, OSHA regulations and Standard Precautions; guidelines for hand
washing and wearing gloves; and uses of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are
also taught. HIV/AIDS, Domestic
Violence; Alzheimer’s disease and related Disorders; and Dementia Management
and Patient Abuse Prevention Seminars are also given during this course
(Certificates provided). A Career Development Seminar is included in this
course. This seminar is designed to help the student prepare for entering the
job market in the health field. Emphasis is placed on formulating a
professional resume, rendering a successful interview, and job searching
HHA- 1400 HOME HEALTH AIDE PROCEDURES 45 Clock Hours
course teaches patient care skills specific to the Home Health Aide including,
but not limited to, personal care procedures, basic nursing skills, vital
signs, positioning, transfer and ambulation, range of motion exercises,
procedures for providing care for geriatric patients, guidelines for assistance
with self-administered medications, guidelines
for special clients with special needs, and home management and nutrition, including
safe food preparation.
Note: The required HIV/AIDS course for this program is
included in the course: Introduction to Health Science.
Dementia Management and Patient Abuse Prevention seminar is included in the course: Introduction to Health Science.