The Department of Labor cites that employment of aides, either home health or personal care is projected to grow by upwards of 70% between 2010 and 2020 – representing an increase of 1.3 million professionals.
The growth in this field is primarily due to a large cohort of baby boomers together reaching the age where care assistance is needed. In addition, the generation preceding the baby boomers is already in this stage.
Also, there has been a major shift in how elderly care is performed.
Care assistance has been moving into the home as much as possible because of high health care costs, and the because people tend to thrive more when they are in a familiar and caring environment.
There are numerous places throughout Ohio providing training that is state-approved and meets minimum requirements.
According to the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, approved HHA training in Ohio must consist of a minimum of 75 training hours, which includes 16 hours of clinical training, in addition to 12 hours of continuing education per 12 months.
These requirements are guided by federal government regulations for Medicare-certified agencies that employ HHAs.
Approved HHA Training in Ohio
Before choosing any school for your HHA training in Ohio, be sure to check that the program is following the state regulations for HHA training.
Below lists a number of places offering home health aide training in the state of Ohio:
Med-Cert Training Center
Weekend and evening HHA classes are available in both Cleveland and Akron. The course consists of both classroom and independent home study.
You will be required to pass written examinations and demonstrate your skills upon completion of the program. Tuition cost is $175, with payment options available to those who need it.
The training includes the following: basic nursing skills, nutrition and fluid intake, vital signs, basic assessment skills, personal hygiene, communication, positioning, emergency procedures and more.
Call Med-Cert Training Center to learn about upcoming training opportunities available at: (440)786-2378.
You must have your high school diploma or GED, and be able to pass a drug test and criminal background check to enter the program.
After successfully completing the program, which consists of 13 days of theory and clinical instruction, you will be considered for open positions with Menorah Park. You’ll also be eligible to take the Ohio state test for Nursing Assistants.
The program is offered monthly.
27100 Cedar Rd
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Premier Choice Health Services
PCHS provides HHA training to allow you to work in a variety of work settings – either in the home of clients or in care facilities.
Training consists of a 75 hour course, which includes 16 hours of clinical training at local nursing home, or a 60 hour course without clinical experience.
The tuition cost is $200 for training with clinical hours, or $150 without clinical hours.
Contact PCHS at their Columbus location for more information at 1-888-860-0142.
A-1 Nursing Care of Cleveland
Located in Cleveland Heights and Lakewood, OH, A-1 Nursing Care of Cleveland trains students as home health aides during a 2 week period for 60 to 75 hours.
The training will teach the students both non-medical and medical care needed by patients.
Both a hands-on and a written test must be satisfactorily passed to graduate, in addition to earning 12 credits per year to maintain your employment status. Contact either of the locations below:
2060 South Taylor Rd
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
14805 Detroit Avenue, Suite 545
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
You can also email here: [email protected]
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