Home Health Aide Courses

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“The responsibilities of a home health aide (HHA) can and will vary from patient to patient, however, you must know how to perform many different responsibilities under the supervision of medical staff. These include administering oral medications, checking pulse, respiration and blood pressure rates, helping patients mobilize, dress, bathe, and assisting with braces or artificial limbs.

Schools with Health Aide/Patient Care Classes

Some schools on this list may not currently offer this course, use the program search application for the up to date info.

How to Become a Home Health Aide

  • Get your high school diploma or GED.
  • Your educational requirements will depend on your employer. Medicaid and Medicare funded organizations will have you complete formal training. Many private companies will give you training right on the job.
  • If your employer wants you to have a certificate, many community colleges and trade schools offer these programs. They last about one semester.
  • Consider getting your certification from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). Seventy-five hours of training and passing a written exam are the requirements.

Salary Info: In your position as a home health aide, you can expect an average median salary of $22K. When you’re just starting out, the average salary will be around $18K, but the further along into your career you go, you can earn more than $30K.

“Unlike other careers that require a 40-hour week, hours can vary depending on the patient and/or employer. Some patients only require a couple of hours of care and others require care around-the-clock. The needs of your patient will set the tone for your work week.


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