Course Curriculum

What will you learn during your Certified Home Health Aide training?

Section I: Understanding Home Health Aide Services

  • Home Care and the Healthcare System
  • The Home Health Aide and Care Team
  • Legal and Ethical Issues

Section II: Building a Foundation Before Client Care

  • Communication and Cultural Diversity
  • Infection Prevention and Standard Precautions
  • Safety and Body Mechanics
  • Emergency Care and Disaster Preparation

Section III: A Holistic Approach to Understanding Clients

  • Physical, Psychological, and Social Health
  • Body Systems and Related Conditions
  • Confusion, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Human Development and Aging

Section IV: Developing Personal Care and Basic Healthcare Skills

  • Positioning, Transfers, and Ambulation
  • Personal Care Skills
  • Core Healthcare Skills
  • Medications and Technology in Home Care

Section V: Special Clients, Special Needs

  • Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
  • Clients with Disabilities
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness
  • New Mothers, Infants, and Children
  • Dying, Death, and Hospice

Section VI: Practical Knowledge and Skills in Home Management

  • Clean, Safe, and Healthy Environments
  • Clients’ Nutritional Needs
  • Meal Planning, Shopping, Preparation, and Storage
  • Managing Time, Energy, and Money

Section VII: Where Do I Go From Here?

  • Caring for Yourself and Your Career

Skills Training Labs

  • You will practice and become competent in more than 90 care giving procedures through hands on training in a realistic home care environment (included in base course fees).
  • Additional training for CPR and First Aide certification through the American Heart Association can be added as needed (not included in base course fees).