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HHA Program FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a collection of frequently asked questions and answers about our Home Health Aide Program. You are more than welcome to call us at 818.766.1111 or send us an email if you can’t find an answer to your question.

What are the duties of a home health aide?

Home health aides help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairment by assisting in their daily living activities. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.

What does the Home Health Aide Training Course entail?

Home Health Aide training program for students who are currently certified Nursing Assistants. The course is designed to expand the role of a Nursing Assistant to provide quality care to patients in a home-care setting, home health aide agencies and other private entities, under the supervision of a Case Manager or a Registered Nurse.

The Home Health Aide curriculum prepares the Certified Nursing Assistant for certification as a Home Health Aide by the State of California. This certification allows the Home Health Aide to function as an entry-level worker on a health care team in a home health agency. The curriculum is structured to provide theory and practical application of knowledge and skills needed to function as a Home Health Aide.

Upon receiving Home Health Aide certification, can I work in another State?

Under the law, you must pass a State-prescribed HHA course and also pass a Certification Exam. You cannot work as an HHA in a nursing home in any state unless you are approved by that state. If you are an HHA in California and want to work as an HHA in another state, you will need to request reciprocity from that state. This means that you are asking the new state to recognize your HHA approval granted to you by the State of California.

How do I qualify to attend Home Health Aide Program?

Requirements:

  • Current CNA Certification
  • Current BLS Certification

What is the outcome upon my successful completion of the program?

The Home Health Aide curriculum will prepare the Certified Nursing Assistant for certification as a Home Health Aide by the State of California. This certification allows the Home Health Aide to function as an entry-level worker on a health care team in a home health agency. The curriculum is structured to provide theory and practical application of knowledge and skills needed to function as a Home Health Aide

How much does the Home Health Aide program cost?

$450

What is the outcome upon my successful completion of the program?

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to describe and provide safe and competent personal care and procedures to clients in a long-term care setting; provide safety, cleanliness and infection control nursing measures; utilize professional and therapeutic communication techniques and prepare, complete and correct documentation of care delivered; identify and apply legal and ethical principles related to the role of the nursing assistant the rights of residents; describe quality of life issues, common long-term diseases/conditions, and related nursing care and rehabilitation techniques; describe basic principles of nutrition and types of therapeutic diets and correctly calculate mathematical problems related to the CAN nursing role and acare.

How long does it take to complete the Home Health Aide program?

Critical Care Training Center offers a flexible schedules for HHA, including week-day morning, week-day evening and week-end courses. Week-day morning and week-end sessions take 5 days to complete, week-day evening program lasts 9 days.

How do I reserve my seat?

To reserve your seat, you can either call 818.766.1111 or visit Home Health Aide Program

Is there financial assistance for the Home Health Aide program?

Yes, Critical Care Training Center offers payment plan for Home Health Aide Course. Please contact Critical Care Training Center team for more information.

Are there any job placement opportunities?

Critical Care Training Center will assist it’s alumni’s with job placement upon successful completion of the Home Health Aide Program.

How much does Home Health Aide make?

Average median pay for Home Health Aide in California is $32,307.

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