Home Health Aide
Home Health Aide DEMO
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! View the first few sections of the Home Health Aide Course for FREE! Many people are skeptical about whether they can really learn medical skills from an online course. This is your chance to find out! This link provides unrestricted access to the first section of lessons from the Home Health Aide Certification course. Give it a try! You don’t need a password or account to access the lessons (but none of your progress will apply to the certification). If you are satisfied with what you see and feel like you can learn from this format, then enroll in the course to complete it! Still have questions? Call our sales department at 352-688-0412 for more information! (We welcome facility bulk orders and can customize a training solution for your specific needs)!
Home Health Aide Certification
Home care is one of the fastest growing industries in Florida. Our online Home Health Certification will allow you to adapt your current patient care skills to a home setting, allowing you to safely care for residents while they remain in the comfort of their home. This course is intended for those that have completed CNA training or are already CNAs. Cost $129
What Home Health Aides Do
Home health aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.
Home health aides typically do the following:
- Help clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
- Provide basic health-related services according to a client’s needs, such as checking vital signs or administering prescribed medication at scheduled times
- Do light housekeeping, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming in a client’s home
- Organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
- Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or for other kinds of outings
- Shop for groceries and prepare meals to a client’s dietary specifications
- Provide companionship
Home health aides, unlike personal care aides, typically work for certified home health or hospice agencies that receive government funding and therefore must comply with regulations. They work under the direct supervision of medical professionals, usually registered nurses. These aides keep records of services performed and of clients’ conditions and progress. They report changes in clients’ conditions to supervisors or case managers. Home health aides also work with therapists and other medical staff. Depending on their clients’ needs, home health aides may provide some basic health-related services, such as checking a client’s pulse, temperature, and respiration rate. They may also help with simple prescribed exercises and with giving medications. Occasionally, they change bandages or dressings, give massages, care for skin, or help with braces and artificial limbs. With special training, experienced home health aides also may help with medical equipment such as ventilators, which help clients breathe.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Home Health Aides, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home-health-aides.htm (visited August 03, 2014).