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Home Health Aide

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A Home Health Aide (HHA) may also be known as a Home Caregiver or Residential Assistant (RA). An HHA provides basic, personal care and health-related services to a variety of individuals (patients) who require more assistance than family and/or friends are able to provide. HHAs are part of a category of occupations that is commonly referred to as "direct care workers." The services/care that a Home Health Aide provides depends upon their specialty area.

If you've ever thought about becoming a home health aide, our in-depth curriculum could help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a home health aide. For each patient, an HHA is responsible for recording services performed, as well as the patient's condition and progress. They also record and report any changes in a patient's condition to the case manager or supervisor and also discuss observations with them.

The types of patients with whom a Home Health Aide may work include:

  • The elderly
  • Physically disabled
  • Terminally ill
  • Convalescent persons
  • Hospice patients
  • Individuals with long-term illness
  • Adults with mental disabilities (e.g., Alzheimer's disease)
  • Children with mental illness


Upon completion of this online Home Health Aide courses, students will have a well-rounded understanding of:

  • Orientation to Home Care
  • Managing the Home Environment
  • Home Care Procedures
  • Collecting Specimens
  • Measuring Vital Signs
  • Special Procedures
  • Meeting the Client's Special Needs
  • Caring for Older Adults
  • Caring for Mothers, Infants and Children
  • Caring for Clients With Mental Illness
  • Caring for Clients With Illnesses Requiring Home Care
  • Caring for the Dying Client
  • Emergencies
  • Getting a Job and Keeping It


course quick facts
course code PRO1292
cost $1425.00
estimated time to
complete course
140 Hours
course materials
365 Days

Tricia Seymour, Ph.D.

She is a licensed professional counselor and counseling supervisor living in St. Petersburg, FL. She has received a Master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. She has worked with numerous universities and corporations creating online courses and training. She has created or assisted in creating hundreds of online courses.