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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

Admission Requirements:

  •  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


Program Schedules:

Program Length:

2 Weeks (If attending Full Time: Mon-Fri)

Morning Classes: Monday-Friday, 9AM - 1PM

OR

Evening Classes: Monday-Friday, 5:30PM-9PM

Program Cost:

$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)