This 40 Clock hours (2.8 Credit Units) program is built upon the basic CNA training and prepares men and women to give care in the home. This includes a focus on the role of the home health aide, performing personal care in the home environment, medical and social needs of the client in the home setting with a focus on the family, nutritional needs and meal preparation, food storage, and cleaning and care tasks.
Course outcomes/Learning Objectives:
- Successfully performs skills learned in the Certified Nurse Assistant Program.
- Performs appropriate Home Health Aide skills within the scope of practice in assisted living and in home care setting.
- Recognizes specific personal care for assigned clients and perform skills correctly.
- Prepares and/or serves simple meals according to basic pyramid.
- Incorporates skills learned to maintain the patient’s environment in cleaning and home care.
- Describes and demonstrates measures that can be performed to prevent skin breakdown.
- Recognizes role in the care of the patient regarding impaired skin integrity including comprehension of the signs of symptoms of skin breakdown, timely reporting and documentation.
The program is 1 week long which includes:
20 Hours of Theory
20 Hours Externship/Hands on Training