Home Health Aide SOC Code: 31-1011 CIP CODE: 51.2602
75 Clock Hours
Program Description: The Home Health Aide (HHA) program introduces basic concepts of home health care. Topics include home care observations and reporting procedures, documentation, caring for special populations, care of the child, and homemaking skills. This program is intended to prepare the students for practice at the home care assistant level. Our curriculum meets the state approved Home Health Aide training program guidelines and consists of 75 classroom hours.
Objective: To prepare students to function and work as a Home Care Aide in a community home care facility or agency. Our objective is to help the students learn the skills and information needed to obtain gainful employment and become a valuable member of the Home Care Team.
Prerequisites: Proof of High School Diploma or GED required.
The curriculum is based on as many hours of theory and practical instruction as each subject requires in order for the student to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills. It also includes the designated hours for clinical/lab experience services necessary to acquire the skills and the experience to perform a professional service.
Classes offered are bilingual (English/Spanish).
|HHA10||Becoming a Home Health Aide||11|
|HHA11||1 Stages of Human Development||7|
|HHA12||Knowledge and Prevention of Infection u2013 HIV/AIDS||6|
|HHA13||Body Systems, Common Disorders and Related Care Procedures||29|
|HHA14||Clients requiring special care||9|
|HHA15||Maternal and Infant Care||5|
|HHA16||Patient Care and Comfort Measurement||6|
Program Course Descriptions
Students are introduced to the functions and responsibilities of a Home Health Caregiver, their important role in the health care team while providing home care to patients. The Home Health Aide provides nursing care assistance as well as doing housekeeping chores for the patient in the client’s home.
Students are introduced to the different stages of human growth and development. All human beings change as they age, while growth involves the changes that take place in their bodies, development involves the changes that take place on a social, emotional, and psychological level. Students will learn how to react and adjust to each of these phases while taking care of the patient.
Students learn about the chain of infection, the portals of entry or exit, types of infections, signs and symptoms, how to prevent infection maintaining medical asepsis and following standard precautions. Learn about the HIV virus, how is transmitted, incubation period, disease progression, testing and treatment.
This is an overview of all the body systems: Integumentary, Respiratory, Circulatory, Musculoskeletal, Endocrine, Nervous, Gastrointestinal, Urinary and Reproductive Systems, their structure, functions, changes, disorders and caring.
Students learn how to help patients that require special care with daily living activities, give special treatments such as prescribed exercises, bathing the client, apply the principles of standard precautions if contact with blood, body fluids, mucous membranes, or non-intact skin, supervise self-administration of medications, provide comfort measures, help with patient’s mobility.
Students learn how to assist in caring for the mother during the post-partum period such as providing adequate nutrition, allowing for sufficient rest, providing emotional support during any transitory depression, providing breast care if nursing the baby. Students will also learn how to handle the infant, change diapers, clean and dress the baby, as well as bottle feed if not breast feed.
Students will learn several things they can do for their patients that will add to their general comfort and feeling of well being.
Students will be introduced as how to search, obtain, and keep employment as a Home Health Aide, to identify possible sources of employment, interview process, and requirements to be met when accepting employment.
|Tuition and Fees||Home Health Aide Program||Timeframe|
|Tuition||$550.00||75 Clock Hours|
|Registration Fee||$100.00 (non-refundable)||3 Weeks/.75 Month Full Time|
|Books & Supplies||$150.00 (non-refundable)||3.75 Weeks/1 month Part Time|
A Clock hour is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes of supervised instruction and a ten minutes break.
Method of Payment
Full payment may be made in advance at the beginning of classes or $400.00 paid at time of enrollment, and $100.00 to be paid on a weekly basis arranged with the School’s Accounting Office.
Requirements for Graduation
- Completion of 75 hours of theory, and clinical practice.
- Passing a final written examination with 75% (C) or more.
- Meeting all financial obligations with the school.
Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all requirements for graduation.