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Home Health Aide

Our next Home Health Aide Weekday Class begins on 9/9.

Our next Home Health Aide Evening Class begins on  9/9.

Our next Home Health Aide Spanish Weekday Class begins 9/3.  

Our next Home Health Aide Spanish Evening Class begins 9/3.

We now offer our Home Health Aide Training in Spanish. Please visit our Ayudante de Salud page for more info.

Seats are limited. Call today!

HHA is a Valued Occupation

For the thousands of Americans living with conditions that require daily care and supervision, the assistance of home health aides (or HHAs) is invaluable. When a patient is elderly, physically disabled, terminally ill, or otherwise unable to care for themselves, being able to live at home rather than in long-term facility or hospital care allows him or her to retain an important measure of personal freedom. With the help of a home health aide (reporting to other medical professionals), a patient can maintain some level of independence and comfort.

Weekday Schedule (3 weeks)

Day Time
Monday through Friday 12 pm -6 pm
  Weekday Schedule (3 weeks) Spanish

Day Time
Monday through Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Evening Schedule (3 weeks)  English or Spanish Class

Evening Time
Monday through Friday 5 pm – 10 pm

 


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Home Health Aids assist elderly people with cognitive and physical disabilities or illnesses from the comfort of their own home. Home Health Aides are allowed to be involved in many intimate aspects of patient care, under the supervision of a nurse, such as administering medication and checking vital signs.

They may also educate families on how to best take care of certain aspects of the patient’s wellness.With the job outlook expected to jump in the next decade as people continue to age, demand for attentive and caring HHAs increases constantly.

Check out the below FAQs to determine if being a Home Health Aide is a good option for entering the medical field.

What’s the difference between a Home Health Aide and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)?

While there are similarities between the positions, CNA’s typically work in a hospital or other medical facility setting. Home Health Aides provide service within the patient’s home.

What’s the difference between a Home Health Aide and Personal Care Assistant (PCA)?

Personal Care Assistants typically provide less intensive, hands-on medical care for their in-home patients. Both positions assist with everyday tasks. 

How long does it take to become a Home Health Aide?

The HHA program at ABC takes only 3 weeks!

How do I become a Home Health Aide?

To become certified, an HHA will need to complete a 76-hour classroom training program, plus one day of clinical training. An up-to-date physical exam is also necessary.

What traits should a Home Health Aide have?

HHA’s will need excellent communication and overall people skills, demonstrate compassion, adaptability, reliability, attentiveness, and being physically and mentally fit.

For anyone looking to get a foot into the growing and stable healthcare industry, enjoys working with and helping people, and demonstrates attention to detail, becoming a Home Health Aide may be the right first step for you.

 


 

What a Home Health Aide Does

The daily duties of a home health aide are many, and they generally include tasks like monitoring vitals, administering prescribed medications, assisting with personal hygiene, helping patients dress and groom, replacing sterile dressings, and even preparing meals. Advanced HHAs may even be tasked with helping the patient use specialized medical equipment (e.g., ventilators).

Because the family and friends of elderly or ill persons cannot always take on the responsibilities of caring for their loved one, home health aides very commonly work with homebound seniors or recently discharged hospital patients.

A home health aide in NYC is not always in charge of caring for an older adult. One can provide assistance to anyone who needs it, from a person with a chronic illness to someone with a permanent disability or cognitive impairment. With preparation at home health aide schools, these professionals emerge from a program equipped to:

  • Help clients with daily personal tasks at home.
  • Follow the client’s care plan and report on progress.
  • Tend to laundry, vacuuming, and other housekeeping activities.
  • Manage the client’s schedule and doctors’ appointments.
  • Arrange transportation to medical offices and other locations.
  • Handle grocery shopping and meal preparation.
  • Help clients maintain their social connections.

Home health aide schools also prepare students to provide basic health-related services. The medical capacity of the health aide is established by state law, so their responsivities in this area can vary from one state to another. Home health aide training in NYC covers the assistance an aide can provide in New York, including checking a client’s temperature, pulse, and respiration rate and providing medications and assisting with prescribed exercises.

The duties of a home health aide aren’t limited to providing medical assistance. However, these services are vital for an individual who requires comprehensive care at home and may work under the supervision of a nurse or other medical professional. However, a caregiver can be an important companion as well, cooking, cleaning, and even accompanying the client for walks and trips to social outings. A caregiver may also drive them to and from a variety of destinations whenever necessary.

HHA Training at ABC Training Center in the Bronx

With our home health aide training, the appropriate education and certification are available so one can find gainful employment throughout New York and its surrounding states. At ABC Training Center’s home health aide certification in the Bronx, we’ve trained hundreds of students for lasting, rewarding HHA careers at a variety of HHA agencies in NYC. We also offer our home attendant training in Spanish! 

Why Choose the Home Health Aide Program at ABC Training Center

Our Home Health Aide classes will give you invaluable training as you begin your journey on this amazing career path. ABC will be with you every step of the way with home health aide training like nothing else available in NYC.

Our home health aide programs are taught by professionals with many years of experience. You will be taught all of the latest procedures and methods that will make you “job ready” and “in demand” upon completion of your course. There are so many great reasons to come to ABC for your HHA training, namely:

  • Low cost. Our tuition is only $600 (only $300 needed to register) and includes your books. Compare our cost to other home health aide schools in NYC and then decide for yourself.
  • Get recruited right here on site. That’s right. HHA agencies regularly come to our classrooms to recruit our students.
  • Your career. Your choice. You are free to work anywhere you want as you are not tied down or contracted to any one agency.
  • We now offer our HHA course in Spanish. If you or someone you know is considering this career and would prefer a course in Spanish, ABC is ideal. We are the only major training center in NYC that offers a full Home Health Aide course in Spanish. For more information, please visit our Ayudante de Salud page.
  • Flexible schedules. Classes available during the day or nights.
  • 76 classroom hours—plus 8 hours clinical assignment.

We stand by our record of success. Thanks to having one of the best home health aide programs in NYC, students are prepared for work in the field, while a Job Placement Coordinator provides personal assistance with resumes, finding job leads, and conducting themselves during an interview. Job placement isn’t guaranteed, but students receive one-on-one assistance with the job search process and have access to on-premises job fairs.

Registering for Our Classes to attain an HHA Certification is Easy

The ABC Training Center Admissions Office provides all the forms you need to get started. It’s open seven days a week during the hours listed on our website. You just need to bring a valid photo ID, and a high school/college diploma or transcript may or may not be needed (see our guidelines below). Our training programs are skills- and knowledge-based, designed to help students succeed in a competitive job market.

More About ABC Training

ABC Training Center is licensed as a trade school and business school by the New York State Department of Education, Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision. All classrooms, instructors, equipment, textbooks, curriculums, and clinical/externship sites are state-approved as well.

*ABC Training Center is a recognized state-licensed school.*

 

No High School Diploma? No Problem!

You can still register for ABC’s Home Health Aide training classes in the Bronx by taking our FREE entrance exam instead.

Our Location

ABC Training Center is conveniently located at 50 East Fordham Road in The Bronx. Public transportation is easily accessible, including the #4 and D trains, Metro North, and the #BX12 bus. We’re a small, privately owned school that affords the benefits of small class sizes and personalized attention. Students have access to necessary equipment and practice, so their training is effective and worthwhile.

 

 

Testimonials:

I loved my time in ABC, loved the teacher, location, practice, classmates, everything. Small school but great classes. Thank you Dahiana Pena for being an awesome teacher. I learned everything needed to become a HHA. I strongly recommend this school.

Issy R.

Employment of home health aides is projected to grow 48 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics -Home Health Aide

What a wonderful school. We have sent many individuals to get their home health aide training at ABC and we couldn’t be happier with the incredible results that we have received. All the home health aides that we have received from this school have been professional, competent, and dedicated employees. Our interactions with the staff at ABC has always been warm and friendly. I highly recommend ABC Training Center for anybody who is looking to become a home health aide.

Noah - Amazing Home Care

Classes can be booked for large groups or companies with your own separate classroom. Contact us for more information.

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