HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA)
Description of the program:
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.
- Understanding home health aide services
- Building a foundation: before client care
- 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
- 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.