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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

Responsibilities:

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

Median
wages (2012)

$10.01
hourly, $20,820 annual

Employment
(2012)

875,000
employees

Projected
growth (2012-2022)

Much faster than
average (22% or higher)

Projected
job openings (2012-2022)

590,700

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