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Employment Skills Training - Home Health Aide

Home health aides help elderly, disabled, and ill persons live in their own homes or in residential care facilities instead of in a health facility. Federal regulations require that all home health aides be certified as competent to perform home health care services. The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) offers a home health aide training program through the Institute of Gerontology. The UDC home health aide program is approved by the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Service Facility Regulation Administration. The training course includes all of the subject areas mandated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a two (2) day practicum, training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and specialized HIV disease training.

Course objectives:

By the end of the course students will know how to:

  1. Contribute to the appropriate implementation of home health care programs
  2. Implement human relations, therapeutic, behavior modification and emergency care effectively with the interdisciplinary team, client and family.
  3. Perform accountably in the reporting process by relating pertinent information to appropriate staff members and implementing care strategies as indicated
  4. Provide incidental health teaching to client and family regarding care administered
  5. Assist the client and her/his family with home management by providing information, organization and demonstration as indicated on the plan of care.
  6. Assist the client and her/his family with personal care activities as indicated on the care plan.

Training length: 120 clock hours

Uniforms and Shoes: Provided

Text Book: Provided