Carleen Health Institute

of South Florida

HOME HEALTH AIDE

The Home Health Aide assists the sick, elderly, and disabled individuals who prefer to live in their own homes or in residential facilities rather than a health care facility. Most Home Health Aides work with elderly or disabled clients who need more extensive care than family or friends can provide. Some Aides work with families in which a parent is incapacitated and has children in need of care.

 Home Health Aides may also provide housekeeping and routine personal care services such as cleaning clients’ houses, doing laundry, and changing bed linens. Home Health Aides may plan meals (including special diets), as well as shop for food and cook. They may also help clients get out of bed, bathe, dress, and groom, and they may also serve as a guide and companion for clients and accompany them outside the home.

 Successful completion of the Home Health Aide diploma program does not prevent graduates from working in health care facilities.


 
Course and Course Description
 
HHA 02 Home Health Aide                                                          

 Students will be able to:

Obtain specific data from patient and family
Demonstrate legal and ethical behavior within the role and scope of Home Health Aide responsibilities
Follow policies and procedures affecting the health, safety, and well-being of patients in the home setting     
Maintain patient units in the home
Give bed baths and assist patients with sink, tub, shower, or bed shampoos
Make unoccupied/occupied bed
Identify nutrients and food groups
Identify safety principles as related to the elderly
Provide care for patients with infectious diseases in the home
Discuss family and significant other roles and their significance to the client’s health
Organize patient-care assignments
List the purpose of restorative activities(rehabilitation) programs
Follow an established work plan with the patient and family

Demonstrate solutions to control hazards related to HIV/AIDS and other infections

Enrollment Prerequisites
 
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have paid for the program prior to the first day of class or by accepted payment plan agreement between the school and student, and must take and pass a basic TABE skills examination test administered by the Student Services Department.


2016 Class Schedule
 
The class schedule varies according to the number of participants enrolled in the program.

 
Graduation Requirements
 
A minimum theory grade of C (70%) or greater is required to complete the program satisfactorily. In order to complete the program requirements, the student must receive a passing grade in all courses. Students will be awarded a certificate upon completion.

 

Carleen Health Institute

of South Florida