Home Health Aide
Course No: NUR 8280
Home health aides provide care to people for a variety of reasons, ranging from short-term illnesses and accident recovery to long-term issues such as geriatric care and chronic illness. They help with activities such as bathing and dressing, and they provide services such as light housekeeping.
Home health aides work in a variety of settings. Most work in a client’s home; others work in small group homes or larger care communities.
Home Health Aide program will cover the following:
· Personal hygiene
· Safe transfer and lifting techniques
· Vital sign reading and recording procedures
· Basic nutrition
· Infection protection and control
Patients may be recently discharged from the hospital and only need short-term care, or require extensive care that friends and family are unable to provide.
-----The State of Florida does not have a state-administered test of home health aides. There is no state law that requires the licensing or certification of home health aides in Florida.
To work for a Medicare or Medicaid home health agency, a home health aide must complete at least 75 hours of training and/or successfully complete a competency evaluation given by the home health agency.
Your role in Home Health will include:
· Assisting patients with personal care needs such as bathing, transferring, dressing / undressing, and ambulation together with any household task (e.g., making bed, changing linens, laundry, light housekeeping, etc.)
· Measure and record patient’s temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
· Report any changes in the patient’s condition or incidents in a timely manner.
· Escort patients to doctor’s appointments or on other necessary errands.
· Light housework and chores.
· Meal preparation and patient feeding.
Who Should Attend: Any person interested in started a career in healthcare as a Home Health Aide.
Any person interested in started a career in healthcare as a Home Health Aide.