• Medical Training Institute of New York

Home Health Aide (HHA)

A Home Health Aide, or Personal Care Aide, are professional caregivers responsible for helping patients maintain their personal health and hygiene in their place of residence. Their duties include shopping for groceries and preparing meals, grooming patients and handling basic logistics such as paying bills or scheduling appointments


A Home Health Aide is a professional caregiver responsible for helping patients maintain their health and hygiene in their place of residence. Their duties include shopping for groceries and preparing meals, grooming patients, and handling basic logistics such as paying bills or scheduling appointments.

A Home Health Aide (HHA) provides direct care to patients in nursing homes, clinics, or extended-care facilities. HHA’s responsibilities include feeding and bathing patients and specimen collection. The HHA also participates in rehabilitation and therapy programs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

What Home Health and Personal Care Aides Do

Home health aides monitor the condition of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses and help them with daily living activities. They often help older adults who need assistance. Under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner, home health aides may be allowed to give a client medication or to check the client’s vital signs.

Home health aides typically do the following:

  • Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
  • Perform housekeeping tasks, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming
  • Help to organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
  • Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or other outings
  • Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client’s dietary specifications
  • Keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities

Program Summary


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Those Considering Nursing

If your goal is to become a nurse, starting out as a HHA is a great opportunity to explore the nursing field. You'll get the chance to work alongside LPNs and RNs in a variety of healthcare settings, earning invaluable experience and skills along the way


Aspiring Medical Professionals

Working as a HHA gives many of us our first taste of working in the medical field. You might gain inspiration to continue that career path and get a more in-depth understanding of the medical world. It's okay to share this desire with your interviewer. It shows your dedication to the field and a willingness to learn


Job Stability

Employment of home health and personal care aides is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 599,800 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


Length of Curriculum: 80 Clock hours

The 75 clock hours of Home Health Aide consist of 50 hours Didactic, 31 hours Clinical Skill Lab, and 8 hours Clinical Internship.

Program Type Learning Modality Hours
Home Health Aide
  • Didactic
  • Clinical Lab Skills
  • Clinical Internship
  • 50
  • 31
  • 8
Total Hours 91

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Nurse Program Director: Alder Davis, MSN, RN

Instructors: Alder Davis, MSN, RN

Program Curriculum

Curriculum Summary

Program requirements:

In order to earn a Certificate of Completion, and take NHA Examination, Students must complete this material and skills material of Unit II and III prior to beginning internship, Students must thoughtfully complete all 6 Units, including satisfactory completion of Internship.

Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 1 Orientation to Health Related Tasks

  • Introduction to Home Care
  • Working Effectively w/ Homecare Clients
  • Working with the Elderly
  • Working with Children
  • Working w/People who are Mentally
  • Cleaning a glass thermometer
  • Measuring an oral temperature with a glass thermometer;
  • Measuring an oral temperature with an electronic thermometer;
  • Measuring an axillary with a glass thermometer;
  • Measuring an axillary temperature with an electronic thermometer
  • Performing simple measurements and tests
  • Assisting with the preparation of complex modified diets
  • Assisting with the use of prescribed medical equipment, supplies and devices
  • Maintain, strengthen, improve and safeguard the home and family
  • Observe, record and report appropriately.
  • Establish a successful and appropriate Aide-Client relationship
  • Review of Infection Control
Units Modules Clinical Lab Skills Takeaways

UNIT 2 Performing Simple Measurements and Tests

  • Working with People w/Develop. Disab.
  • Working w/ People w/ Physical Disab.
  • Food, Nutrition & Meal Preparation
  • Family Spending & Budgeting
  • Care of the Home & Personal Belongings
  • Safety & Injury Prevention
  • Measuring a rectal temperature with a glass thermometer.
  • Measuring a rectal temperature with an electronic thermometer
  • Measuring the pulse and respirations
  • Measuring Blood Pressure
  • Collecting a specimen
  • Define the terms: vital signs and TPR.
  • Explain the importance of monitoring vital signs.
  • Demonstrate how to measure blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiratory rate accurately.
  • Describe the healthcare worker’s role in obtaining urine, stool and sputum specimens.
  • Identify the Home Care Worker’s attitudes and feelings about performing simple measurements, tests and specimen collections
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of personal protective equipment in specimen collection.
  • Describe reporting and recording results of vital sign measurements and specimen collection


  • Experience Faculty and Staff
  • 100% Medical and Healthcare Programs
  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment’s
  • State-of-the-Art Classrooms
  • All instructors are Practitioners in their field
  • Workshops to enter the Workforce
  • Guaranteed Internships/Externships (Hands on Training)
  • Affiliated with top Hospitals and clinics
  • Career Development Skill
  • Job placement Assistant

Total Program Cost:

Program Home Health Aide
Hours 91
Registration Fee $25
Tuition $500
Books & Technology Fees $50
Clinical & Lab Fee $50
Uniform Fee 50
Total Program Cost $675


Registration Fee:

A non-refundable Registration Fee of $50.00 was due during registration to reserve a seat.

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Clinical/Lab Fee

Clinical/Lab Fee is used to cover the cost of Liability insurance policy and student lab operations and to provide students with Liability Insurance at clinical rotation internship sites.

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Books & Technology Fees:

Books and Technology Fee provide students with Online Learning Resources, the learning management system, eBooks, and the student portal.

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Uniform Fee:

Uniform Fee is used to provide students with school logo uniforms, including 3 sets of scrubs and one Lab coat.

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Tuition for the Home Health Aide (HHA) is $500 and a total cost of $675 for the entire program, with tuition payments due as follows, and the non-tuition fees, are non-refundable once classes have begun (see Refund Policy below):

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Quarter Hours Cost Per Quarter
1 75 $500

Schedule of Sessions


Morning Classes

The day program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 4 weeks.

6:00 PM- 10:00PM

Evening Schedule

The Evening program will be

4 hours per day Monday- Friday.

20 hours per week for approximately 4 weeks.

10:AM- 3:00PM

Weekend Schedule

The weekend program will be

8 hours per day Saturdays and Sundays,

16 hours per week for approximately 6 weeks