Good Nursing and Medical Training offers a 40-hour Home Health Aide Training Program that teaches caregivers how to assist the elderly, frail or disabled people in ill-health to maintain their quality of life and independence at home. The program teaches the caregivers the roles and responsibilities of the caregiver and the skills to perform in home. The training includes home health care, long-term care, patients’ rights, elder abuse, communication, aging, end-of-life care, infection control, nutrition, rehabilitation, common diseases, emergency procedures and so much more. Graduates will be prepared with professional knowledge and experiences and may work in home care with a personal care home, home care agency or home health agency.
By the end of the program, students will be able to:
- Understand the role of the home health aide and their responsibilities involved in caring for home-bound patients.
- Differentiate the home health aides role from other care providers and understand their scope of practice
- Explain how to create a safe environment for the home health aide and the patient by identifying and describing OSHA regulations and other safe care requirements.
- Identify and utilize proper communication skills with patients, families, other healthcare providers, and insurance companies.
- Describe typical duties and care responsibilities for patients of all ages and levels of health, with a focus on identifying issues and care concerns for specific populations.
- Identify and convey credible sources of dietary information and describe how to plan, purchase, store, and serve food to patients with different dietary restrictions and health concerns.
- Identify and describe specific care regimens performed by the home health aide.
- Identify and describe exercises designed to help patients gain and maintain strength and flexibility.
- Understand and safely demonstrate monitoring of temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration and pain
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