Home Health Aide
Home health aides are a valuable part of any health care team. If you have a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of the sick, disabled, and elderly, this could be a great position for you to consider! Home health aides assist patients with completing important personal tasks such as dressing, bathing and a variety of hygiene needs. Additional aspects of this position include assisting clients to remain safe in their own homes by providing a higher level of assistance with minor cleaning and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) such as cooking, light housekeeping, and laundry. Students will receive 75 clock hours of training, additional certificates included in this program are:
- Assisting with Medications
- Domestic Violence
- Infection Control
The objective of the Home Health Aide Program is to train students in technical and clinical skills needed to successfully perform as Home Health Aides in the community and private homes. This program is intended to prepare students to assist patients with Activities of Daily Living in the comfort of their homes.
Individuals who enroll in this program will be able to seek employment at Medicare approved agencies and private homes where 75 clock hours of training are required. The program follows guidelines established by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration that requires 75 hours of training to work for a Medicare approved home health agency.
Employment of home health aides is projected to grow 38 percent from 2014 to 2024and the median annual wage for home health aides was $21,920 in May 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 17 years and 11 months of age.
- Student must have parental or guardian consent and signature if less than 18 years old.
- Have a personal interview
- Submit a signed enrollment agreement.
- Complete in-house test for HHA 75 (score must be 75% and over)
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