Home Health Aide Training School Fresno & Clovis, CA

Home Health Aide

 

Home Health Aide (HHA) Duties

Home Health Aide

A Home Health Aide provides routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient’s home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. A HHA may also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

40 Hours / 2 Weeks / .50 Month

20 hours Didactic/On Campus Clinical Training Program in Fresno, CA
Externship: 20 hours
Meets California State Home Health Aide Requirements

Qualifications:

  • CURRENT CNA Certification
  • OR Currently Enrolled in CIMS’ CNA Program
  • High school graduate or have achieved a passing score on the general educational development (GED) test or documentation of equivalent education.
  • Clean criminal background

    The daily duties of a HHA depend on their work setting, and include the following:

    • Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
    • Provide basic health-related services according to a client’s needs, such as checking vital signs or administering prescribed medication at scheduled times
    • Do light housekeeping, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming in a client’s home
    • Help to organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
    • Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or for other kinds of outings
    • Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client’s dietary specifications
    • Help to keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities
    • Turning bed ridden residents to prevent bedsores.

    Upon completion of the Home Health Aide program, graduates should possess the following competencies:

    • Communication Skills
    • Observation and Reporting
    • Client Rights and Client Safety
    • Diet, Nutrition and Fluid Intake
    • Elements of Body Functioning
    • Physical, Emotional and Developmental Needs
    • Emergency
    • Infection Control

    Graduates can work at…

    • Client’s home
    • Small group homes
    • Larger care communities