Home Health Aide (HHA)

Home Health Aide (HHA)

Home health care is one of the most rapidly growing areas of the healthcare industry because more clients and families wish to be cared for at home. Moreover, home care is cheaper the insurance companies. Hence home care is one of the fast growing health industries. A well trained Home Health Aides is highly needed to meet the growing demand. Home health aides provide personal care for clients who need assistance for a variety of reasons including illness, advanced age, disability, or cognitive impairment. Home Health Aides may work with clients as part of a hospice care program.

A typical day for a home health aide can vary greatly depending on the type of patient and conditions for which a client is being treated. Home health aides may help with personal care task such as bathing, eating, moving, or going to the bathroom. Home health aides may also travel with the patient to assist with errands such as doctor appointments, grocery shopping, picking up medications. If the patient is unable to leave the home, the home health aide may run these errands for the patient. Home health aides may also assist with light housekeeping duties such as cooking, cleaning, or laundry. Additionally, home health aides may help with monitoring vital signs, assist with taking medications, and other very basic medical tasks.

Pre-admission Requirements:
For Admission consideration each prospective student must meet the following criteria:
• Students will be considered for admission regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ancestry, disability or natural origin
• Every person admitted to instruction shall be a bona fide student intending to complete the program to which admitted
• Candidates must be able to read , write and understand English language
• All CAPTEC HHA graduates will be subjected to background check by DOH prior to licensing. Department of Health may not certify any prospective HHA student with positive criminal background results.
• Candidates must submit negative police report.

1. HHA= 135 Hours (5 weeks ) Time 8 AM to 2PM Monday - Friday
2. High school / Diploma/GED or its equivalent
3. Mandatory English &Math Entrance examination.
4. Must be at least 18 years old. Proof of age
5. Mandatory Current CPR Certificate
6. Mandatory First Aid Certificate
7. Mandatory Current negative Police Report
8. Mandatory Current physical examination
9. Proof of Negative TB/PPD -Tuberculosis Test or Chest X – ray PPD
10. Mandatory Second Hand Watch
11. Mandatory White Uniform (short sleeves )/white shoes(no open front)
12. 3 Passport photos
13. 100 % Class Attendance
14. Mandatory 80 % aggregate score in Theory, workbook and lab skills to advance to clinical
15. Mandatory 40 Hours clinical practice
16. Mandatory HHA Text book & work book - A Textbook for Home Health Aides by William Leahy MD with Jetta Fuzy, RN, MS and Julie Grafe, RN, BSN” 4THEdition
17. 3 Black pens, and 2 notebooks.
18. DC HHA NNAAP /DC Board