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Home Health Aide

Details on Our Home Health Aide Courses of Study

Home Health Aide

Program Length: 

40 Hours (Residential)

Program Description:

The institution’s courses of study for Home Health Aide are designed to impart the basic knowledge and demonstrative ability necessary for entry-level employment as a Home Health Aide, and or a Companion in the long-term care or home care capacity.

Course Outline:

Course TitleTotal Clock HoursLecture HoursLab/Skills HoursExtern Hours
Module 1
Intro Aide and Agency Role
22
Module 2
Interpretation of Medical and Social Need of Client
55
Module 3
Personal Care Services
20215
Module 4
Nutrition
853
Module 5
Cleaning and Care Task in the Home
532
TOTAL4020

Course Descriptions:

Module 1 Introduction to Aide and Agency Role

This course deals with the roles of the Home Care Aide as a member of the health care team with a description of the structure of the United States health care system. The role of the home health agency and the services that it provides are also outlined herein. Discussion on time and money management and career opportunities is also included. 
Lecture: 2 Hours 
Skills : 0 Hours 
Clinical: 0 Hour 
Prerequisite: None

Module 2 Interpretation of Medical and Social Needs of Client

This course provides the student with the necessary knowledge before performing client care. Topics discussed are communication, infection control and standard precautions, safety issues in the home, body mechanics, and first aid and emergency preparedness. It also provides an understanding of the holistic approach to client care, addressing the psychological and social health of clients. Human body & development and concerns regarding the care for the most common chronic and acute conditions and clients with physical and mental disabilities are also included. 
Lecture: 5 Hours 
Skills: 0 Hour 
Clinical: 0 Hour 
Prerequisite: Introduction to Aide and Agency Role

Module 3 Personal Care Services

This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary in performing healthcare and personal care services with consideration on the client’s privacy, safety, dignity and level of independence. 
Lecture: 5 Hours 
Skills: 0 Hour 
Clinical: 15 Hour 
Prerequisite: Introduction to Aide and Agency Role, Interpretation of Medical and Social Needs of Client

Module 4 Nutrition

This course provides an understanding of the nutritional needs of clients. Topics discussed are basic nutrition, food labeling, therapeutic diets, planning meals, shopping, food preparation, and storage. 
Lecture: 5 Hours 
Skills: 0 Hour 
Clinical: 3 Hour 
Prerequisite: Introduction to Aide and Agency Role, Interpretation of Medical and Social Needs of Client, Personal Care Services

Module 5 Cleaning and Care Task in the Home

This course deals with practical knowledge and skills involved in home management. The maintenance of a safe, healthy and clean environment is given priority. 
Lecture: 3 Hours 
Skills: 0 Hour 
Clinical: 2 Hour 
Prerequisite: Introduction to Aide and Agency Role, Interpretation of Medical and Social Needs of Client, Personal Care Services, Nutrition

Admission Requirements and Procedures :

Pre-admission Requirements:

  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Copy of CNA Certification
  • Submit completed admission application packet with School Performance Fact Sheet
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED from an accredited school. If foreign graduate, credentials must be evaluated to prove US Education equivalency
  • Speak, read, and comprehend the English language. Communicate effectively during the interview process
  • Interview
  • Picture for student ID badge
  • Proof of legal residence
  • Social Security Number
  • Background Check
  • Complete financial application
  • Complete Enrollment Agreement

Pre-clinical Requirements

  • Physical Exam
  • Annual PPD
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Card (BLS/CPR)
  • Student Nursing Malpractice/NSO