To successfully complete the Golden Years Home Health Aide course, students will need to pass several tests and a final exam and successfully demonstrate they are competent with assigned skills. The course is equivalent to a 6 credit college course. Graduates of the program are then eligible to begin their career as an HHA for Golden Years, earning a great salary while gaining the satisfaction of knowing they are a valuable member of a healthcare team, helping to bring the quality of life to those in need.
Home Health Aides (HHAs) fills a significant gap between patients and other members of the healthcare team - providing quality-of-life care to patients in residential settings, hospice facilities, and Assisted Living Facilities. They also gather vital information about patients' conditions, which they document and relay to their supervisors, so their patients can get the care they need when they need it. HHAs are critical members of the medical profession. And as a home health aide, you'll not only help put your patients at ease and provide quality of life, but you may be asked to check their vital signs, observe their health conditions, assist with activities of daily living, and create and maintain healthcare documents. In addition, you may be tasked with providing patients with first aid care, assistance with homemaking, or prepare a meal.
At Golden Years Homecare Services, we will educate, train, and then employ you as a Home Health Aide; elevating you to a valued member of our team. With a smooth and consistent combination of remote classroom learning and hands-on skills training, our knowledgeable instructors will help you achieve your goal of becoming a home health aide in 75 hours of training in just five to six weeks. Featuring small classes in virtual classrooms, strengthened by a curriculum that exceeds federal and state standards, and a central location in East Longmeadow for our hands-on training, our licensed and professional instructors will provide for you the ability to achieve everything you need to take your career to the next level.
- Adult CPR including first aid for choking
- Infection prevention and control
- Health and Human Development
- Common chronic and acute conditions
- Vital signs
- Activities of Daily Living Skills such as bathing, grooming, and assisting with feeding and toileting
- Range of motion exercises
- Positioning, transfers, and ambulation
- Self care, safety, and Body Mechanics
- Communication, teamwork, and cultural diversity
- Legal and ethical aspects of health care such as HIPAA and privacy
- Caring for people with confusion, dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
- Personal Care skills
- Additional knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful Home Health Aide
The images above are of our students from our graduating class in September 2020.