Home Health Aide

a home health aide is taking a client's blood pressure

What do Home Health Aides Do?


Home health aides (HHAs) help the disabled and those with chronic illness perform activities of daily living. They often care for older adults who need assistance. Aides keep records of their clients’ condition and progress and document services rendered. They are the foot soldiers of any team that provides direct personal care.

Typical Job Duties Include:

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

For more on information on the Home Health Aide industry, please explore the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. 

The Delray Full Service School's Home Health Aide program integrates medical theory with skills based practical training. The course will combine three different classes: Basic Healthcare Worker, Home Health Aide, and English Literacy for Career and Technical Education (ELCATE).

Class size is limited. Build a strong foundation for steady employment or advance your career! Stop by our school to register for the HHA program today.

Need more Information? Call 561-266-1201

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