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It gives C.N.A's, dual certifications. You will be a C.N.A and a H.H.A
- By 2020 the Baby-Boomers generation will be 55+ years old and making up alot of the population.
- The Home Health Aide/Personal Care Aide occupations are growing faster than average.
- There will be an increase in demand for Home Health Aides and Health Care Careers to reflect the increase in the aging population.
- The median annual wage of a Home Health Aide was $21,920 in 2015. No High School Diploma Necessary for most states.
- A Free Home Health Aide Training Program averages about two months and some offer union memberships with benefits.
- Did we mention the Home Health Aide Training is FREE.
Home Health Aides help people who can not do for themselves. Which may include the older adult. A patient may need assistance doing the simplest things, we as healthy people take for granted. H.H.A's REALLY make a difference.
H.H.A's also assist people in hospices and day programs and help individuals with disabilities go to work and remain engaged in their communities. Most aides work with elderly or physically or mentally disabled clients who need more care than family or friends can provide. Others help discharge hospital patients who have relatively short-term needs.
Home health aides typically work for certified home health agencies (C.H.H.A) therefore must comply with regulations from the government to receive funding. Check your state for new government guidelines.
This means that they must work under the direct supervision of a medical professional, usually a nurse. The nurse writes a plan of care for the Home Health aide to follow. If there are any questions that the aide would have. They can always ask their direct supervisor at the office or call to speak to the nurse.
Home Health Aide duties provide basic health-related tasks, such as checking a patient's vital signs, which consist of Temperature, Pulse, Respirations and Blood Pressure. They also may help with simple prescribed rehab exercises and assist with medication administration. So, remember your 5 rights of medication.
Home Health Aide Video
As you can see in this video home care allows people to live in their homes and still have some control over their own lives. Home Health Aides provide the tools to help.
A Home Health Aide should only help an individual that can not do for him or herself. The aide should safely promote independence of the patient at all times.
Only a well trained aide can properly accomplish this task.
Home Health Aide Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does a Home Health Aide make?
a: It depends on the state you live in. Each state has their own set salary for a Home Health Aide. See Home Health Aide salary for more information on how much does a Home Health Aide make.
Q: How much does it cost to become a Home Health Aide?
a: The cost of becoming a Home Health Aide is usually free. It depends on the state you live in and who issues the certificate. The two departments that issue certificates are the department of Health and the Department of Education. Depending on your state your certificate maybe issued from the third party organization. You can also find Grant Money to go to school.
Q: What does an average H.H.A make in New Jersey?
Q: What should I wear for a Home Health Aide Interview at an agency?
a: You should dress as a professional. A black, dark blue or tan/beige suit skirt that goes up to or below the knee and a white or light blue dress shirt, with a classic dress shoe, that is not higher than 3 1/2 inches (no open toe). A purse and minimize the jewelry to stud earrings and a watch.
Q: Can I have a criminal record to be a Home Health Aide?
a: No and Yes. Every home care agency does a thorough background check on the applicants that apply. So depending on the company and the circumstance. They may ask for an explanation of what happened. However, the agency would make the final decision on moving forward with hiring that person.
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Home Health Aide.
Q: What is the difference between a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Home Health Aide?
a: Nursing Assistants do not work in a patients private home. The Home Health Aide provides direct meal preparation, errands, and direct treatment to a single patient for a scheduled working shift. The C.N.A (Certified Nursing Assistant) provides care for multiple patients in a facility. Remember, a C.N.A relies on the other disciplines in the facility to assist in caring for the patient. For example, the Dietary department provides meals.
Certified Nursing Assistant
Take care of more than one patient during a shift
High chance of Mandated Overtime
There is limited time for Patient/Nurse Assistant interaction.
Home Health Aide
Take care of one patient during a regular shift
Flexible hours to work. Schedule hours can be customized
There is more time spent with patients.
Watch the video below, To learn more about a Certified Nursing Assistants duties.
Nurse Aide Video
Q: What is a Personal Care Aide or P.C.A ?