This Home Health Aide program prepares the students for entry-level work in a home setting under the supervision of a licensed Nurse. Instruction is provided in the supportive services that are required to provide and maintain bodily and emotional comfort and to assist the patient toward independent living in a safe environment. The student will be trained on performing home health care services, assist with rehabilitative activities, following a patient plan of care, participating in a patients bio-psycho-social support, application of infection control, performing patient care procedures, and providing care for geriatric patients. The graduate will be able to demonstrate legal and ethical responsibilities specific to home health aides.
The Home Health Aide program consists of 75 contact hours and 2.0 quarter credit hours of instruction and clinic practice. A certificate is awarded to a student upon successful completion of all graduation requirements listed in the catalog.
This program is currently offered on-campus.
Students may be admitted to the Home Health Aide program based on their Ability-to-Benefit (ATB). See Admission requirements for detailed information.
*The state of Florida does not have a state-administered test of home health aides. There is no state law that requires the licensing or certification of home health aides in Florida. To work for a Medicare or Medicaid home health agency, a home health aide must complete at least 75 hours of training and/or successfully complete a competency evaluation given by the home health agency or nurse registry.