Train Online to Become a Home Health Aide

Take the first steps towards a rewarding career of helping others with Penn Foster College’s Home Health Aide program. Penn Foster College’s home health care training can teach you the knowledge and skills to help you on your journey - whether it’s working for a certified home attendant or hospice agency, private home, or in a community setting. Our Home Health Aide program aligns to and exceeds the minimum Federal requirements for Home Health Aide training, including a required externship which allows students to gain supervised practical experience in the Home Health Care field.

Why become a Home Health Aide?

With a projected 36% increase in home health aide jobs over the next few years, now is a great time to learn how to become a home health aide with Penn Foster College.¹ Take the first steps in your direct care training as you learn how to assist clients with activities of daily living, monitoring and reporting changes in a client’s health, and serving as an instrumental part of a Home Care team.

So you may be wondering, what is a career in Home Health Care all about? Home Health Aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness or cognitive impairment with activities of daily living. They often have older adults who need assistance and work in a variety of settings including clients’ homes, group homes, and Day Services Programs. Home Health Services is really all about helping people and their families, providing one-on-one care in the comfort of their own environment. Sound like a career that's right for you? Well, here are a few reasons why Home Health Care is a great choice:

  1. Home Health Care is a fast-growing field with plenty of job opportunities. In fact, over 38% job growth is projected from now to 2024.
  2. The personal satisfaction of knowing you can have a positive impact on the lives of those who need help and compassion.
  3. Home Health offers rewarding part-time and full-time job opportunities to fit any schedule, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  4. Home Health Care can enable you to develop a variety of transferable skills including interpersonal, communication, organizational and Home Health assisting skills. And finally, this can be your first step into the healthcare field as you focus on providing patient hands-on pair with a personal touch

Excited to get started towards a career in Home Health Services? Penn Foster can help you get there with our online Home Health Aide career diploma program. Earn your diploma in as little as fifteen months. Our affordable program will provide you with a strong background in Home Health Care skills and will help you prepare for entry-level positions as a Home Health Aide. Enroll in Penn Foster Career School’s Home Health Aide career diploma program today!

Why Penn Foster’s Home Health Aide Program
Start and study when you want
Our mobile friendly, custom designed student portal is easy and intuitive to use at-home or on-the-go.
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Hands-on training
Hands-on training in your
Gain hands-on, real-world experience during your externship, which you can add to your resume or job applications!
Set your goals and pace
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study schedule to help meet your personal goals.
Proven reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with other students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Home Health Aide Curriculum
Our online home health curriculum consists of nine courses designed to help set you on the right path towards your career goals, as well as an externship to help you gain valuable hands-on experience working in the home health care field.
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Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your home health aide training online today.
It’s easy to keep track of your materials and learn at your own speed. How it works for you is how you make it work.
Christan B.
Penn Foster Graduate
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides, on the Internet here (visited May 31, 2020). Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.