Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide Training For Your Employees

The Home Health Aide Career Diploma Program effectively prepares learners to assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) in a private home or community setting. Aligned to market and employer needs, the program includes courses sequenced for your learners' success, and a required externship to help students gain necessary hands-on experience. 

  • Learners develop the fundamental skills to be successful in their role as a home health aide in your organization. 
  • Learners complete a required 40-hour clinical externship to ensure job readiness.
  • Includes a practice lab blood pressure kit to assist learners in applying what they study to real-world situations. 
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your learners or employees successfully progress through training. 
Self Paced
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What Your Learners Will Study 

  1. The therapeutic communication skills needed in order to work effectively with clients and client families to provide excellent care and service.
  2. The various body systems, including structure, function, diseases, disorders, and treatments as well as drug delivery systems, drug administration routes, drug classifications, and commonly used medications for various organ system disorders.
  3. In the Home Care Procedures unit, learners will develop the skills and knowledge to provide safe home care to clients, including taking vital signs and performing basic health assessments.
  4. The law and ethical principles that impact healthcare, including the common-law basis for the confidentiality of healthcare information and the laws regulating healthcare information collected and maintained by government agencies.

Home Health Aide Training Curriculum

  • 25 exams
  • 1 project
  • 1 externship (40 hours)
  • 9 courses

Our training program is designed to prepare learners to be an instrumental part of your home care team as a home health aide working in home or community settings. Online courses include: 

  • Home care procedures
  • Body systems and medication
  • Nutrition
  • Caring for clients of any age
  • Caring for clients with special needs
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Law, ethics, & confidentiality
  • Therapeutic communication skills

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How it works

Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, any where  
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet  
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base   

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos   
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts 
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material 

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support 
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty 
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners  

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills  
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field  
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation 

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