Home Health Aide
Scope of Practice:
Assist the patient with personal care and activities of daily living, and safety supervision, chart in the medical record, and report to the agency RN Supervisor.
Personal hygiene, toileting, and incontinence care.
Bathing, shaving, hair care, and routine skin care.
Oral hygiene including denture care.
Dressing and undressing.
Assistance with mobility: ambulation, transfers, positioning, and prescribed range of motion exercises.
Prevention of pressure ulcers.
Apply non-sterile, dry dressings to intact skin surfaces, or may reinforce an existing dressing.
Empty or change Foley catheter bag.
Empty or change Colostomy bag.
Care of hearing aides, glasses, and prosthetic devices.
Nail care (filing OK, but no cutting nails).
Obtain and record vital signs including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respirations.
Meal planning, preparation, serving, and feeding.
Measure and record "in-take" and "out-put."
Remind or assist with pre-poured medications.
Light housekeeping, maintain a clean and healthy environment.
Home safety, emergency preparedness, CPR, and Heimich maneuver.
May drive and / or escort on errands, shopping, doctor appointments
Be at least 18 years old
Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or resident with a school permit
Submit Admissions Application ($25 Nonrefundable), (via Sign Request)
Show proof of high school graduation or GED
Agree to participate in both clinical and theoretical components of the course
Provide proof of health clearance (physical exam) from a physician
Provide proof of the following tests and vaccines
TB (or chest x-ray)
10 Panel Drug Screen
Hep B (No more than 10 years old)
Chicken Pox (No more than 10 years old)
MMR (No more than 10 years old)
Complete a background check through Castle Branch, with the directions provided by Capscare.
Interview with the Dean of Nursing
Complete an entrance exam
2 Weeks (If attending Full Time: Mon-Fri)
Morning Classes: Monday-Friday, 9AM - 1PM
Evening Classes: Monday-Friday, 5:30PM-9PM
$750 ( Must be paid in FULL)
Includes: book, CEU’s (continuing education)
Uniform: Scrubs and closed-toe shoes required. (Not included in Program Cost).
CPR: $50 (Not included in Program Cost)