Home Health Aides or homemakers ‘ care for clients who are recovering from illness, those with terminal illness, or children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in the clients’ home settings.
This courses is designed to prepare students with the necessary skill needed to function as a Home Health Aide in the home care setting. The Home Health Aides must perform a variety of task for their patients, performing basic grooming and personal maintenance task and assisting with artificial limbs and appendages.
The Home Health Aide is expected to look and act professional, be reliable, compassionate, cheerful, and must enjoy working with people. It it essential that the aide be able to work independently with little direct supervision. The home health may require lifting, carrying, bending and reaching.
The length of the program is 76 hours. Upon successful completion of the program students become eligible to receive certification from New Jersey board Nursing.
No High School diploma is necessary.