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Home Health and Training Initiative

Coos Bay, OR. - Employment for personal and home care aides is expected to grow rapidly. The elderly and other clients, such as the mentally disabled, increasingly rely on home care. Home health aides and personal and home care aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. They also help older adults, who may need assistance, live in their own homes, or in residential facilities instead of health facilities or institutions. They assist people in hospice and day programs and help individuals with disabilities go to work and remain engaged in their communities. Most aides work with elderly or physically or mentally disabled clients who need more care than family or friends can provide. Others help discharge hospital patients who have relatively short term needs. This work requires special training. SWOCC is offering training for current Certified Nursing Assistants only. This noncredit program will run for 11 weeks Spring term (dates and location are TBA) and cost $350. Orientation is scheduled for March 16, 2012 5:30 p.m. in Sumner 11. For more information contact Ellen Riley at 541-888-1501

Published Mar 8, 2012 (Updated Mar 21, 2012)

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