3 Week Program
About the Program
The Home Health Aide program at Florida Education Institute is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for employment as home health aides (HHAs). The program includes instruction in those home care supportive services that provide assistance to the chronically ill, the elderly, and patients with independent living needs in their own homes. The program instruction is mostly hands-on (learning-by-doing).
What do Home Health Aides do?
Home Health Aides (HHAs) work usually under the direction of a Registered Nurse who is not always present and are a vital part of a patient’s quality of life. Home Health Aides typically do the following:
- Assist patients with their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
- Provide basic health-related services according to a client’s needs
- Check vital signs
- Administering prescribed medication at scheduled times
- Do light housekeeping, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming in a client’s home
- Help to organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
- Arrange transportation to medical appointments or for other kinds of outings
- Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client’s dietary specifications
- Help to keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities
Is this Career for You?
Do you see yourself helping people in need? Do you seek a meaningful and fulfilling profession which work makes a difference in the quality of life a person lives? If so, Home Health Aide may be the right career for you. Home health aide’s play an important role in the life of patients and the family that cares for them.
Successful Home Health Aide students can be described as:
- Love helping the elderly
- Having the ability to work with little supervision
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
Some of the coursework in our program covers:
- Home Care Basics
- Personal Care
- Patient Needs and Behavior
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of home health aides is projected to grow 38% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages and the elderly population grows, demand for the services of home health aides to provide assistance will continue to increase.
This program is designed to make the graduates feel confident and prepared for an entry-level position in a variety of medical settings including:
- Medical and physicians’ offices
- Outpatient facilities
- Most healthcare organizations