What Is HHA?

 The home health aide program trains individuals who wish to care for clients in private or home care environments and/or healthcare facilities. The program introduces the student to basic patient care and helps satisfy the requirements for employment with agencies who serve medicare and medicaid patients.

Students are awarded a home health aide diploma upon successful completion of the program and after meeting all requirements for graduation.
Training includes:
_ Understanding home health aide services
_ Building a foundation: before client caare
_ Holistic approach to understanding clients
_ Developing personal care and basic healthcare skills
_ Special clients, special needs
_ Practical knowledge and skills in home management
_  Medical terminology and abbreviations
_ Vital signs
_ Career skills
_ Assisting with self administration of medications
_ Alzheimer's disease
_ Domestic violence and elderly abuse
_ HIPAA - Resident rights
_ HIV/AIDS
_ OSHA - Bloodborne pathogens - HBV

Through lecture, discussion, testing, hands-on practice and clinical lab experience the home health aide program provides students with both the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills (hands on) training and experience needed for employment.

Class Schedule and length

Monday-Thursday {8:30 am - 2:30 pm} 3.25 weeks (95 hours)
Monday-Thursday {6:00 pm - 10:00 pm} 4.75 weeks (95 hours)

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