Our Home Health Aide Certification HHA class is a two day 16 hour course tailored to meet the needs of students who want to be certified as HHA and work as Home Health Aides in Oklahoma.
HHA Admission Requirements:
- Fill and complete application and admission forms. Applications can be filled out online, in the office at school, or the student can call or write an email to request an application form. Completed applications can be faxed, emailed, submitted through our online portal, mailed, or in person at our office.
- Clean CNA certification free from abuse if you are already a certified CNA in Oklahoma.
- Pass an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) background check.
- BLS/CPR card. (We offer BLS training at MedNoc Training College therefore you can enroll for BLS while still enrolled in this program at our school.)
- Provide two forms of identification. One must be a Social Security Card and the other must be a photo ID, such as a current State Identification card or Driver’s License.
- A signed copy of an affidavit of lawful presence stating citizenship or alien status.
Our HHA class is designed in following ways:
- Students who are enrolled in our CNA class can take 16 additional hours to become certified in both CNA and HHA upon passing their CNA & HHA Oklahoma State Test.
- If you are already certified as a CNA in Oklahoma with a clean certification, you can enroll at MedNoc Health Career Training Courses for HHA class. You will attend HHA class for 16 hours (2 days) of training. Upon successful completion, you will take your HHA state test. If you pass, you will be issued with a HHA certification by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and Nurse Aide registry.
- You can also take 75 hours of HHA training to be certified as a HHA in Oklahoma if you are not a certified CNA. Please call for more information regarding this option.
Our HHA program is approved and accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) & Nurse Aide Registry. Our training code number is HHA Deem 141. Our HHA class is only 2 days.
You can click on the link below and open the PDF document. Then find MedNoc Training College, under HHA section.
Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) Training Fees
|Tuition, usable materials Study materials, Folders and files, Name Badge:||$100.00|
|Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) State Certification Exam, Written and Clinical Skills||$130.00|
|Quick Facts: Home Health Aides|
|2016 Median Pay||$22,600 per year
$10.87 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||No formal educational credential|
|Work Experience in aRelated Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2014||913,500|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||38% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2014-24||348,400|
As Certified HHA you can work in the following areas:
|Home Health Care Services|
|Individual and Family Services|
|Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly|
|Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities|
|Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)|
Home health aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment with activities of daily living. They often help older adults who need assistance. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication (Not in Oklahoma). HHA’s will check the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.
Home health aides typically do the following:
- Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
- Provide basic health-related services according to a client’s needs, such as checking vital signs or administering prescribed medication at scheduled times
- Do light housekeeping such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming in a client’s home
- Help to organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
- Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or for other kinds of outings
- Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client’s dietary specifications
- Help to keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities
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.
Depending on their clients’ needs, home health aides may provide some basic health-related services, such as checking a client’s pulse, temperature, and respiration rate. They may also help with simple prescribed exercises and provide medication reminders. Occasionally, give massages, care for skin, or help with braces and artificial limbs. With special training, experienced home health aides also may help to transport clients to doctor’s appointments.
HHA Work Environment
Home health aides held about 913,500 jobs in 2014. The largest employers of home health aides were as follows:
|Home healthcare services||38%|
|Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities||24|
|Residential intellectual and developmental disability, mental health, and substance abuse facilities||11|
|Continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly||10|
Most work in a client’s home, others work in small group homes or larger care communities. Some home health aides go to the same home every day or week for months or even years. Some visit four or five clients in the same day, while others work only with one client all day. They may work with other aides in shifts so that the client always has an aide. They help people in hospices and day services programs, and also help people with disabilities go to work and stay engaged in their communities.
Most home health aides worked full time in 2014. They may be required to work evening and weekend hours to attend to their clients’ needs.
Injuries and Illnesses
Work as a home health aide can be physically and emotionally demanding. Aides must guard against back injury because they often move clients into and out of bed or help them to stand or walk.
In addition, home health aides frequently work with clients who have cognitive impairments or mental health issues and who may display difficult or violent behaviors. Aides also face hazards from minor infections and exposure to communicable diseases, but can lessen their chance of infection by following proper procedures.