Home Health Aide
The Home Health Aide Program is committed to providing a high standard of quality Home Health Aide education to all our students. This will be accomplished by providing a good foundation in basic home care knowledge and skills, critical thinking, and personal qualities. Through cooperative team efforts, our graduate will be successful in their certification requirements; be prepared for an entry level home health aide position; adopt measures that ensure the safe practice of home care services; show sensitivity to cultural diversity; promote health habits that contribute to total wellness; and, become lifelong learners.
The Home Health Aide Program is designed to prepare students for employment in various health care settings, such as a nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and assisting living facilities. The Home Health Aide Program at IT of Central Florida has an employer satisfaction rate of 90% over the past ten years.
The curriculum provides students with 75 hours of practical, real-world skills needed to provide care to the elderly, those with disabilities, and people in ill health. Our syllabus is comprehensive, covering health and safety regulations, how to properly lift and move patients, cleanliness and infection control, hygiene, patient nutrition, and more.
Upon graduation, students are well-equipped to pursue a career in the growing home health care industry and will be prepared to take the state exam for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
What you will learn
During this training, you learn many skills that are important in caring for residents and, you will gain a solid understanding of Basic First Aid and CPR with AED for adult, child and infant and concepts of continued education classes covering HIV/AIDS Awareness, Alzheimer’s disease, Assistance with Medications, OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogens and Domestic Violence.
As a Home Health Aide, you may perform some or all the following tasks
- Help patients with personal hygiene, dressing, bathing, and other daily tasks.
- Perform basic health care services for patients including checking vital signs or administering prescription medication.
- Help with general light housekeeping.
- Make transportation arrangements as needed.
- Work with a nurse, personal care aide, certified nursing assistant (CNA), and other caregivers and in-home care professionals.
- Observe and report on patient condition and keep up with in-service training.
- Home Health Agencies
- Nursing Homes
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Patients Houses
- Assisting Living Facilities
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- High school diploma or GED is not Required