What are the daily responsibilities of a home health aide?
Home health aides are the individuals who monitor the condition of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses, and help them with daily living activities. You will help clients with everything from bathing and grooming to getting daily exercise.
How do I become a home health aide?
Home health and personal care aides typically need a high school diploma or equivalent at a minimum. Those working in certified home health or hospice agencies may need to complete formal training such as Penn Foster's, or pass a standardized test in order to start working.
How much does a home health aide make?
According to the most recently published Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the average home health aide salary is $25,280 per year.*
What are the externship requirements to become a home health aide?
In Penn Foster's Home Health Aide Training Program, you are required to complete a 40 hour-long externship before officially graduating from your training program.