Certificate in Home Healthcare

Top 2 Certificates in Home Healthcare 2019

Students who wish to pursue a specialization, receive training without obtaining a full college degree and/or need further education for a job position or promotion often choose a certificate program. These typically take less than one year to complete, depending on the speed the student chooses to complete it.

What is a certificate in home healthcare? Although the curriculum varies from program to program, home healthcare certification courses provide students with training in the basic skills of in-home care for the elderly and physically challenged. Courses typically include training on basic medical care, personal care and hygiene, certain household duties and general supervision and companionship. Students then may receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program. Also, some programs require students to undergo clinical training, whereby the student gets hands-on experience in an actual home health environment.

Aspiring home health aides seek certification in their field to demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and training to be quality providers. Some countries require an accredited certification by law. In many cases, organizations or individuals who hire home health graduates require certification.

The length of home healthcare training varies by program and according to government requirements in specific areas. Most programs may vary from a few days to several weeks, with longer programs usually costing more. When prospective students research different programs, they should consider the cost, the length of the program and legal requirements.

Individuals who obtain a certification in home healthcare find themselves qualified to work in the high-demand field of in-home care. A large number of agencies hire and manage home health aides, matching them up with individual clients or government institutions. Private individuals also often seek out their own home health aides and feel more comfortable having a certified professional in their homes.

Accredited home healthcare certification programs are available all over the world. Although some of the training may be completed online, some programs will require some time in a clinical setting. To find the right program for you, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Certificate in Health & Wellbeing: Health Assistance Strand (Level 3)

New Zealand Tertiary College
Online Full time 22 weeks March 2019 New Zealand Auckland

The aim of this program is to develop professional, ethical and highly capable Healthcare Assistants who have a strong foundation of knowledge and practice. Students will become responsive to the changing needs of their clients, and be able to provide outstanding person-centred care under the leadership of a health professional. [+]

The aim of this program is to develop professional, ethical and highly capable Healthcare Assistants who have a strong foundation of knowledge and practice. Students will become responsive to the changing needs of their clients, and be able to provide outstanding person-centred care under the leadership of a health professional.

Courses HW301 The Ethical and Professional Healthcare Assistant HW302 Change in Healthcare HW303 Person-Centred Care 1 HW304 Health Conditions 1 HW305 Vulnerable Clients HW306 Client Independence in Healthcare HW307 The Role of Whānau in Positive Health Outcomes HW308 Health and Safety in a Healthcare Setting HW406 Culturally Appropriate and Safe Care HW310 Health and Wellbeing in Practice 1 Entry criteria ... [-]

Certificate in Health and Wellbeing: Advanced Support (Level 4)

New Zealand Tertiary College
Online Full time 22 weeks March 2019 New Zealand Auckland

The aim of this program is to develop collaborative advanced Healthcare Assistants who are active contributors within their teams and wider work places. Students will become leaders in their fields, leading themselves and others towards providing advanced, person-centred care, positive organisational change, and improving the quality of care for clients with complex needs. [+]

The aim of this program is to develop collaborative advanced Healthcare Assistants who are active contributors within their teams and wider work places. Students will become leaders in their fields, leading themselves and others towards providing advanced, person-centred care, positive organisational change, and improving the quality of care for clients with complex needs.

Courses HW401 Collaboration in Healthcare HW402 The Valued Healthcare Assistant HW403 Person-Centred Care 2 HW404 Health Conditions 2 HW405 The Client's Voice HW406 Culturally Appropriate and Safe Care HW407 Leadership in Healthcare HW408 Risk Management and Safety HW511 Medication in Aged Care (Elective) HW512 Dementia Care (Elective) HW513 Palliative Care (Elective) HW410 Health and Wellbeing in Practice 2 Entry criteria ... [-]