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Home Health Aide Scholarship funding is available for Fall 2012 Enrollment!

Coos Bay Oregon - Home Health Aides (HHA) are increasingly in demand as the population ages and people desire healthcare-delivery in their homes. The HHA can achieve an increase in wages, achieve independence and broaden their scope of work as well as the satisfaction that comes from helping clients stay in their own homes, while receiving the care they need. The HHA helps people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired and older adults, who may need assistance to live in their homes, or in residential facilities. They also assist people in hospices and day programs and help individuals with disabilities go to work and remain engaged in their communities.

If you are a CNA looking for more career opportunities or advancement, consider becoming a Certified home Health Aide. Home Health Aides typically work for certified home health or hospice agencies that receive government funding and therefore must comply with regulations to receive funding. This means they must work under the direct supervision of a medical professional, usually a nurse. You may provide light housekeeping and homemaking tasks and shop for food and plan and prepare meals and your daily routine may vary With the newest approach to training, CNAs who want to become HHAs can learn online, taking the online component of the course at a time and place convenient for them 24/7 and completing it in three weeks. The course is a blended class with 22 hours of Online “didactic/theory” and 22 hours are lecture lab for a total of 44 total hours. The first class runs from September 24 – October 11, and the second from November 1 – November 15th. For an application contact: Ellen Riley ( 541-888-1501 or eriley@socc.edu.

Published Aug 2, 2012 (Updated Sep 25, 2012)

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