Program Goals and Outcomes

Home Health Aide Goals and Outcomes

This Home Health Aide Career Diploma Program helps you learn the skills necessary to pursue a hands-on career helping others in their communities and homes.

Home Health Aide

Career Diploma

9 months

As low as $59/mo

1-800-471-3232 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)

Program Goal

To prepare students to assist clients with Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, monitor and report changes in a client’s health, and be an instrumental part of a Home Care Team in the role of a Home Health Aide working in home or community settings.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Describe a direct care worker’s/home health aide’s role in a private home or community setting
  • Apply ethical and legal rules and regulations for direct care workers
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills for speaking with patients, family, medical personnel, and other caregivers using appropriate language and terminology
  • Apply standard procedures to maintain clean and safe environments for both themselves and their patients, including residential, transportation, and outside locations
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in areas of science relevant to the home health aide’s role, including anatomy and physiology
  • Apply standard practices to assist patients with the activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, physical movement, and mental exercises
  • Assess patients’ physical and mental condition, including vital signs, behavior, activity level, and mental acuity
  • Administer medications, prescribed treatments, and basic first aid as directed by patients’ healthcare manager (when appropriate and allowed)
  • React appropriately to emergency situations
  • Maintain accurate records of patient care, condition, progress, and change
  • Create meal plans according to prescribed dietary recommendations and restrictions
  • Develop an instructional plan to teach families how to care for patients and react to emotional, medical, and physical situations
  • Discuss unique practices and procedures involved with caring for special populations

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