Home Health Aide Program
Home Health Aide – Coming Early 2016
MHEC’s Home Health Aide program instructs students to help elderly, convalescent, or disable persons live in their own homes instead of in a health facility. Under direction of nursing or other medical staff, they provide health-related services. Like nursing assistants, home health aides may check patients’ vital signs, help with simple prescribed exercises, keep patients rooms neat, help patients move from bed, bathe, dress and groom. Occasionally they change non–sterile dressings, give massages and alcohol rubs, or assist with braces and artificial limbs. Experienced home health aides also may assist with medical equipment such as ventilators.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Wellness and Disease Concepts
Safety and Security Procedures
First Aid & Emergency Response
Nutrition and Personal Care Procedures
Hartman’s Providing Home Care 4th Edition ISBN 978-1-60425-034-3
Hartman’s Providing Home Care Workbook 4th Edition
75 Total Hours (59 Classroom, 16 Practical Training)
To apply for our Home Health Aide Training program, you need:
- Preferred education: a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), ability to read, write, and speak English and ability to follow verbal and written instruction
- Preferred experience: one or two years of a positive work history
- Required certification/licensure: a clean, valid drivers license (no major violations within the last 5 years) and/or reliable transportation
- Physical demands: ability to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted (over 40 pounds with a lifting device or other assistance)
- American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED (Course Available at MHEC, click here)
Learn more about the Home Health Aide (HHA) Profession and employment outlook here!
Michigan Home Health Aide Specific Outlook – Note: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services does not regulate Home Health Aide training, however does recommend the federal minimum training curriculum as defined…
Federally certified home health agencies are required to meet the provisions of CFR 484.36 when using home health aides in the agency. Training programs must consist of classroom and supervised practical training totaling at least 75 hours with at least 16 hours devoted to supervise practical training. The individual being trained must complete at least 16 hours of classroom training before beginning the supervised practical training.
Home health agencies that are only state licensed are required to meet standards identified in 410 IAC 17-14-1(g though l). The training of home health aides pursuant to a continuing education program must be performed by or under the general supervision of a registered nurse. The home health agency maintains sufficient documentation to demonstrate that the continuing education requirements are met. The home health agency is responsible for ensuring that, prior to patient contact, the individuals who furnish home health aide services on its behalf meet the requirements of the state rule.
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