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Home Health Aide

Pursue a rewarding career as a Home Health Aide

Home health Aides monitor the condition of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses and help them with daily living activities. They often help older adults who need assistance. Under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner, home health aides may be allowed to give a client medication or to check the client’s vital signs.

Home health Aides may provide some basic health-related services—such as checking a client’s pulse, temperature, and respiration rate—depending on the state in which they work. They also may help with simple prescribed exercises. Occasionally, they change bandages or dressings, give massages, care for skin, or help with braces and artificial limbs. With special training, experienced Home Health Aides also may help with medical equipment, such as ventilators to help clients breathe.

Home health Aides are supervised by medical practitioners, usually nurses, and may work with therapists and other medical staff. These aides keep records on the client, such as services received, conditions, and progress. They report changes in the client’s condition to a supervisor or case manager.

Home health Aides provide nonmedical services, including companionship, cleaning, cooking, and driving. Some of these aides work specifically with people who have developmental or intellectual disabilities to help create a behavior plan and teach self-care skills, such as doing laundry or cooking meals.



Home Health Aides typically do the following:

  • Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
  • Perform housekeeping tasks, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming
  • Help to organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
  • Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or other outings
  • Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client’s dietary specifications
  • Keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities


Skills Taught – Hybrid Training

  • CPR
  • Client Daily Living Assistance
  • General Housekeeping
  • Transporting Clients
  • Understanding Home Health Agencies
  • Foundations of Client Care
  • Understanding Clients
  • Special Clients, Special Needs
  • Home Management
  • Nutrition – Medical Planning
  • Infection Prevention
  • Caring for yourself


Salary and Compensation – National Rates

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020

Median Salary: $27,080 annual
Hourly Rate: $13.02 Per Hour


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Schedule – Convenient Day & Evening Classes

Quest programs are designed for busy adult learners. We understand the pressures and demands our students face. Many students are raising families and/or working while going to school. Classes and Labs are scheduled as follows:

The Day Program:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This program can be completed in 3 weeks.

The Evening Program:
Monday – Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:55 p.m.
This program can be completed in 4 weeks.

Total Program Class Hours: 70


Learn about a rewarding Home Health Aide Career!

Learning more about a career as a Home Health Aide and explore whether this is the right career path for you; fill out the form on this page and receive information on how to get started today.
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