Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.
Students in Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide are trained in the following subject areas:
Caring for patients and helping with such daily activities as bathing and dressing
Performing basic nursing responsibilities, including taking and recording vital signs and turning and positioning patients
Understanding and following safety and emergency procedures
Understanding how to care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Most program graduates work full time to provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities like nursing homes. They help patients of all ages perform day-to-day tasks. Because nursing homes and hospitals provide care at all hours, schedules may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Before entering the Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide program, students must:
Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests
Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Students who complete a Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Health Career Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.
Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide
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While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times: