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Home Health Aide (HHA)

75 Hours: 3.75 Weeks
Credential Issued: Diploma

Upon completion of the program graduates will qualify for employment as Home Health Aides, working for Home Health Agencies approved for Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

The students of the Home Health Aide program will be prepared to perform the home health care duties and physical comfort and safety for patients, residents and clients at their homes. The student will be prepared in the patient care procedures, principles of nutrition, care of the elderly, apply principles of infection control and assist with rehabilitative activities. Upon completion of the program the student will receive a diploma. The student may be working as Home Health Aide as soon as the Diploma is received.

The student must be 18 years old and have health clearance.


Course # Course Title Clock Hours Credit Hours Services
HIV106 HIV/AIDS Seminar 4
HHA101 Home Health Care-Foundation of patient care 4
HHA102 Understanding your clients 7
HHA103 Client care, Special clients and special needs 50
HHA104 Home Management and Nutrition 6
CPR105 BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR)
Totals 75

– Mosby’s Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 8th Edition, By Sheila A. Sorrentino, RN, MSN, PhD; Leighann Remmert, BSN, RN and Bernie Gorek, BS, MA, Imprint: Mosby, ISBN: 978-0-323-08067-5, Copyright: 2012
– Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 6th Edition, By Davi-Ellen Chabner, BA, MAT, Published by Saunders Books, copyright 2012
– Videos
The Bloodborne Patogen Standards; Community CPR/OSHA requirements for Bloodborne Patogens; HIV/Aids Update; Dining Skills; Tuberculosis; Protection for Health Care Workers; Elder Abuse and Neglect; Communication with Alzheimer’s and Patients with Aphasia; How to Manage Medication; CNA Today: The Patient Perspective; #1 and #2 Infection Control; How to Manage Someone Who Uses a Wheelchair without Hurting Yourself; Fire Safety; Fall Prevention; Lifting and Moving Techniques; Communication; Cultural Competence; How to Care for someone on Bed Rest.

Tuition & Fees
Tuition and other registration fees are due on or before the last day to register for any given semester. Students should consult the Academic Calendar regarding the registration deadline. Students will not be officially enrolled in Healing Hands Institute until all fees are fully paid. Any students owing money to Healing Hands Institute, regardless of the debt, will not be permitted to register.
The selection process of Healing Hands Institute will allow for admission of students on the basis of the applicants’ academic credentials in addition to a review of all the information contained in the application, both academic and personal. For that reason, applicants may also submit letters of recommendation in order to give Healing Hands Institute a complete picture of the applicant, as a student and as a person.
Admissions requirements to specific graduate programs may vary – students should refer to the program descriptions found in the Catalog for additional information.
Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Institute. An applicant’s total undergraduate record including grades, educational objective and pattern of courses completed, as well as personal and professional goals will be considered.

Payment Methods
Financial Aid Advisement
The school is not accredited or approved for Title IV funding. The school does not offer Financial Aid. The admissions representative provides information about payment plans. Advisement includes determining if the individual wants to pay in full or make a deposit and pay the balance in installments. Tuition and fees may be paid by credit card, check, or money order at the Administration Department. On or before the last day of the Registration Period, the students should have either
Paid in full; or paid a deposit of $100.00 or more and elected to participate in the Payment Plan that allows students to pay in installments. Those students who choose to pay in installments during the semester must do so according to the Payment Plan, with a minimum deposit of $100.00 and the rest paid in installments with no interest charges, payable on Installment Due Dates, as set forth by each individual student. All installments must be paid one month prior to the end of the semester. All late payments will have a penalty of $25 late fee charge to the account.

Course Wheel

This course will provide the students with the important information concerning to the HIV/AIDS, history and development of the disease, procedures and protocols required for the caring of the AIDs patient, the stage of carrier, expectations, etc.

This course introduces the students in the home health care services, the history and purpose of the home care, and the role on the Home Health Aide, the care team and care plan, professionalism, and the legal and ethical aspects. In addition, the course includes the foundation of patient care, communication techniques, infection control, safety and body mechanics, as well as medical emergencies and disaster guidelines.

This course focuses in the aspects of culture and family: basic human needs, cultural differences and families; the aspects of body system: common disorders and observing and reporting, and the aspects of human development such as stages/common disorders, aging, death and hospice care.

This course emphasizes in developing the student’s skills in the patient care techniques, maintaining mobility, skin care and comfort, the personal care procedures such as bathing, grooming, toileting, taking vital signs, I&O, catheter care, etc. In addition, focuses in special clients with special needs, such as clients with disabilities and mental illness, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.

This course is designed to orient the student in the client’s environment, housekeeping, laundry, bed making, clients proper nutrition, special diets and managing time and money.

This course will prepare the students in the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the use of the AED and how to assist the patients with choking in adults, children and infants. Upon completion of the course and passing the test the student will receive the BLS card from the AHA valid for two years.