Home Health Aide (HHA)

May 3, 2021

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    May 3, 2021
  • Expiration date
    May 19, 2026
  • Experience
    6 Months
  • Gender
  • Qualification
  • Career Level

Job Description

To become a Home Health Aide (HHA), you typically need a high school diploma or equivalent, followed by completion of a state-approved training program. The training program consists of both classroom instruction and supervised clinical practice. After completing the training, you must pass a competency exam to become certified. Some states may have additional requirements, such as background checks or additional training. Once certified, you can apply for jobs with home care agencies or individual clients who require your services.

Offered Salary Is Open

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting clients with daily activities: This includes tasks such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting.
  • Providing medication reminders: HHAs are responsible for reminding clients to take their medication on time and keeping track of their medications.
  • Preparing meals: HHAs may be required to prepare meals for clients, ensuring that the food is nutritious and meets any dietary restrictions.
  • Light housekeeping: This includes tasks such as tidying up the client’s living space, doing laundry, and cleaning the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Monitoring and reporting changes in the client’s condition: HHAs are responsible for monitoring their clients’ health and reporting any changes to their supervisor.
  • Assisting with mobility: HHAs may assist clients with walking or moving around the house, as well as with getting in and out of bed or a wheelchair.
  • Providing companionship: HHAs are often an important source of social interaction for their clients, providing companionship and engaging in conversation.
  • Arranging appointments: HHAs may help clients schedule appointments with doctors or other healthcare providers, and provide transportation to these appointments.
  • Documenting care: HHAs are responsible for keeping accurate records of the care they provide, including any changes in the client’s condition or medication schedule.

Skill & Experience

  • Basic medical knowledge and ability to perform basic medical tasks such as taking vital signs and administering medications
  • Ability to provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Good communication skills to interact effectively with clients, their families, and other healthcare professionals
  • Ability to perform household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry
  • Good record-keeping skills to maintain accurate documentation of care provided
  • Ability to handle emergency situations calmly and efficiently
  • Successful completion of an approved training and competency program
  • Completion of a state-approved training program that includes classroom instruction and supervised clinical practice
  • Successful completion of a competency exam to become certified as an HHA
  • Experience providing care to individuals with disabilities or seniors, either through training programs or personal experience
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and procedures
  • Experience working with individuals with chronic conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.