Home health aides make a remarkable difference in the lives of the sick, disabled or elderly. They assist other health care professionals in maintaining and restoring a client to optimum levels of physical and emotional well-being while allowing that person to stay at home. You also may provide personal care such as bathing, dressing and grooming a client. This is a quick course and moves you from a hospital setting into a residential setting.
You must be a CNA to enroll in this part-time course, which offers two hours of credit. The program provides the foundation for more advanced health care programs at Washburn Tech such as practical nursing and surgical technology. Upon completion, you will be eligible to earn a home health aide certificate after passing the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services exam.
Employment for home health aides is expected to be excellent because of rapid growth in home health care and high replacement needs. According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the average entry-level salary for a home health aide in 2015 was $9.89 an hour or $20,562 annually. The average wage was $10.90 an hour or $22,673 annually.
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Home Health Aide Certification