A Home Health Aide is an essential member of a healthcare team. Under the supervision of a licensed nurse,they may bathe, dress, feed, mobilize and transport people; obtain temperature, pulse and blood pressure measurements; and report observations and reactions. Other duties may include preparation of equipment, care of the patient's room and record keeping. The home Health Aide functions as a home maker for the clients helping the client leave in the comfort of their own homes while they are rehabilitating.At the conclusion of the Home Health Aide program, the student sits for a completion exam at the school. If successful, student will receive their state certificate within few weeks from the California Department of Public health. There are two types of home health aide programs:
1. 40 hours for individuals who are already Certified Nurse Assistants
2. 120 hours for individuals who are not Certified Nurse Assistants
The Home Health Aide program consists of theory hours and hours of clinical experience in a skilled nursing facility. The course is conducted during weekdays, monday- through friday for one week for the 40 hour program and 3 weeks for the 120 hour program. Time is 9am to 5:30pm for theory days and 6:30 to 3:30pm for clinical days .
Program/Plan Admission Requirements
Caregiver Background CheckMust meet guidelines established by California statutes regarding aide and technician background check information in order to be eligible for state certification.More InformationThe student will find the Home health Aide program to be a very rewarding experience. In addition to attending to the personal needs of adult and geriatric clients, he/she will also learn how to carry out their personal plans of care as they relate to their safety, comfort, nutrition and elimination needs, psychosocial well-being, basic restorative care, adaptations for the home environment and hospice care. Focus will be on the special needs of the elderly at home.
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