This course teaches skills, knowledge and guidelines for becoming the Home Health Aide. Topics covered include the role of the Home Health Aide, the use of assistive devices, employee-employer relationship, safety, infection control, communication, ADL’s, privacy, dignity and autonomy. The practical aspects of the program teach students how to work with safety related equipment such as Hydraulic lifts and wheelchairs along with natural transfer devices and good boy mechanics.
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Overall employment of home health and personal care aides is projected to grow 34 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom generation ages and the elderly population grows, the demand for the services of home health and personal care aides will continue to increase.
Elderly clients and people with disabilities are increasingly relying on home care as an alternative to nursing homes or hospitals. Families may prefer to keep aging family members in their homes rather than in nursing homes or hospitals.
Clients who need help with everyday tasks and household chores, rather than medical care, may be able to reduce their medical expenses by staying in or returning to their homes. About 568,800 openings for home health and personal care aides are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.