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Home Health Aide


Home Health Aide – Bright Outlook

Course Outline:

  • Verbal & Written Communications
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Laws & Ethical Standards for Home Health Aides
  • Physical Comfort and Patient Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Home Health Care
  • CPR-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient’s home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. Additionally, responsibilities may also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

There are 8 recognized apprenticeable specialties associated with this occupation:
Home Health Aide; HHA Disabilities Specialty; Health Support Specialist; Health Support Specialist; HHA Hospice and Palliative Care Specialty; Home Health Aide; HHA Dementia Care Specialty; HHA Mentor Specialty

Wages and Employment Trends: National

wages (2012)

hourly, $20,820 annual



growth (2012-2022)

Much faster than
average (22% or higher)

job openings (2012-2022)


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