Lifetime Care is holding tuition-free home health aide certification classes beginning March 6th. To work as a home health aide in New York State, for an agency, the applicant must possess proof that they have been certified through an accredited program.
Hours of the training program are Mon-Fri (1st two weeks): 8:15AM to 4:15PM. For the last week, Clinical Practice Training starting at 7:30AM.
Home Health Aides provide quality care to home-bound individuals requiring assistance with personal care and home support services. Home Health Aides maintain and record/write accurate patient records.
You will be trained in:
1.Observing and recording/documenting patient's care, symptoms, emotional and physical status (vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations and intake/output).
2.Providing personal care assistance and home support services while supporting the patient's physical and emotional well-being. This will include assisting with morning care, evening care, toileting, bathing, and more.
3.Maintaining a safe/hazard free and clean environment.
4.Proper hand washing technique.
5.Planning and preparing meals.
6.Safe and proper patient transferring; including safe operation of Hoyer Lift and other equipment.
7.Completing required paperwork according to established company policies.
8.Reporting pertinent observations and significant changes in patient's condition to Registered Nurse.
9.Assisting with medications which are ordinarily self-administered and which a physician has prescribed.
10.Supportive activities participation (to ensure maximum patient independence within their own residence).
11.Maintains high regard for patient and family privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and the HIPAA.