This is a 40 hour training designed to improve the skills of those individuals who are already certified nursing assistants CNA's in providing personal care services to residents in their homes. The program requires 20 hours of theory instruction and 20 hours of clinical training in private homes or long-term care facilities.
After completion of the course, students will be able to understand the role of a certified Home Health Aide and function in Home Health agencies. They will know how to provide services to patients in the home, understand the medical and social needs of people being served, and enhance their skills in personal care, cleaning, nutrition, and care tasks in the home setting.
A Certified Home Health Aide Certificate is issued by the Department of Public Health CDPH to those who have successfully completed the course. CNA's taking the training earns 26 continuing education hours.