Course Curriculum

Home Health Aide Training Course Curriculum

Our Home Health Aide training course provides more than skills training. You will also learn the “whys” behind the care that you provide to clients. Here are the subjects you’ll learn throughout the course:

Section I: Understanding Home Health 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 the comfort of your own home with video chat support from your Nurse Instructor – in more than 90 care giving procedures.