Home Health Aide

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Career Cluster:

Health Science

Exit Requirements:

TABE - Reading:5 Math: 5 Language:5

Enrollment Open To:

Adult Students Only

Program Start Dates:

April 17, 2017; REGISTRATION DEADLINE April 3, 2017

Location:

St. Augustine Campus

Program Day/Evening:

Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM and every other Saturday 7am-5:30pm

What You'll Learn:

  • Physical, emotional, and developmental characteristics of the populations served by the agency, including the need for respect for the patient or client, his privacy, and his property
  • Assist the patient toward independent living
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Communication and Observation skills
  • Basic human needs; maintenance of a safe, clean, and healthy home environment including household chores
  • Personal care including good body mechanics
  • Nutritional and fluid intake needs including food preparation
  • Recognition of emergencies and applicable follow-up within the home health aide scope of performance
  • Special care and rehabilitation needs of the client
  • Household management and record keeping
  • Pet facilitated therapy

 

  • Employability skills
  • HIV/AIDS Domestic Violence and Prevention of Medical Errors education
  • Basic infection control procedures
  • Vital signs – Reading and recording temperature, pulse and respiration
  • Cultural differences in families
  • Observation, reporting and documentation of patient or client status and the care or services provided

Program Hours:

Home Health Aide 165 hrs.

Program Estimated Cost:

$778.80 (Based on Florida Residency Requirements)

OCP:

Home Health Aide OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90
B HCP0330 Nurse Aide and Orderly 75

 

Employment Opportunities:

  • Home Health Agencies
  • Private duty
  • Employment of home health aides is projected to grow 38 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations

Industry Certifications:

Starting Salaries:

$21,920 annual ($10.54 per hour) Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida
*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida

Downloads:

Program application:HHA Applicaton

Program costs & book list: HHA Price List

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