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Home Health Aide Certification

Certification Overview

This program has been specifically designed to meet the federal requirements for Home Health Aides as specified in 42 CFR 484.36. Completion of this program requires demonstration of both knowledge and of basic caregiving skills. When an individual completes this Certification he or she is able to work as a Certified Home Health Aide throughout the U.S.

Course Outline

Includes 75 hours of training in these topics:

Knowledge Training (59 hours)

  • Caregiving Core Values and Teamwork
  • Caregiving Tasks and Client Populations
  • Ethics and Personal Rights
  • Communicating with Others
  • HIPAA and Client Rights
  • Promoting Your Client's Independence
  • Elder Abuse: Causes, Types and Reporting
  • Human Needs and Development Throughout the Lifespan
  • Body Systems and the Aging Process
  • Common Chronic Diseases in the Senior Population
  • Common Communicable Diseases in the Senior Population
  • Handling Difficult Situations and Behaviors
  • Caregiver First Aid: Burns and Poisons
  • Caregiver First Aid: Heart Attack and Shock
  • Caregiver First Aid: Choking and Falls
  • Caregiver First Aid: Stroke and Wounds
  • Caregiver First Aid: Other Sudden Emergencies
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Workplace Hazards and Safety
  • Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility
  • Nutrition and Hydration: Special Diets and Fluid Intake
  • Elimination and Toileting
  • Providing Personal Care
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
  • Providing Skin Care
  • Measuring Vital Signs
  • Observation, Reporting, and Recording
  • End of Life Care
  • Managing your Work and Avoiding Caregiver Stress
  • Caregiver Conduct: Regulations, Co-workers, and Families
  • Understanding Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
  • Understanding Cultural Differences in the senior population
  • Managing Pain
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Signs and Symptoms
  • Diagnosis and Progression
  • Learning to Communicate Through Dementia (1 hr)
  • Daily Care: Bathing and Dressing
  • Daily Care: Toileting and Grooming
  • Challenging Behaviors: Prevention through Acceptance and Communication
  • Challenging Behaviors: Considerations for Client Rights
  • Challenging Behaviors: Diffusing Dangerous Behaviors
  • Challenging Behaviors: Intervention and Follow up
  • Care Goals at the End of Life
  • Grief and Loss: Care Team and Family
  • Communicating with People Who Have Dementia
  • Medication Self Administration Training
  • Preventing Suicide in the Elderly
  • Mental Illness
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Working with People with Physical Disabilities
  • Working with Children and Families

Skills Training (16 hours)

  • Bathing- Complete Bed Bath
  • Bathing- Perineal Care Female
  • Bathing- Perineal Care Male
  • Compression Socks Application
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Foot Care- Clean/Cut Toenails
  • Gait Belt Application and Use
  • Hand Care- Clean/Cut File Fingernails
  • Hand Washing
  • Oral Hygiene- Mouth Care
  • Personal Protective Equipment- Donning Gloves
  • Range of Motion- Upper Extremities
  • Shaving- Electric Razor
  • Shaving- Safety Razor
  • Transfer Person from Bed to Chair


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