Home Health Aide
Home health aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment with activities of daily living.
Home health aides, unlike personal care aides, typically work for certified home health or hospice agencies that receive government funding and therefore must comply with regulations. They work under the direct supervision of medical professionals, usually nurses. These aides keep records of services performed and of clients’ conditions and progress. They report changes in clients’ conditions to supervisors or case managers. Home health aides also work with therapists and other medical staff.
- Home Health Aide
Overall employment of home health aides and personal care aides is projected to grow 36% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $11.67 hourly or $24,280 annually.
The entire program is 165 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90 Hours|
|OCP B||Home Health Aide||75 Hours|
|Total Hours: 165|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Home Health Aide is available at the following school (s):
|American Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Miami Senior Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|North Miami Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
Note: Instruction available in English and Spanish in American Adult Education Center.
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|American Adult Education Center|
|Dr. Maria Llossas|
|Miami Senior Adult Education Center|
|Barbara Piedra||BARBYP@dadeschools.net||Ext. 2381|
|North Miami Adult Education Center|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home-health-aides-and-personal-care-aides.htm.