75-hour training for students to train as Home Health Aides (HHAs); this includes placement with one of MUA’s job partners-Touched by An Angel or Guardian Health Care.
At MUA, the objectives of our bilingual Feels Like Home (HHA) program are to train women to:
• Describe the role of the home health aide; outline the responsibilities involved in caring for homebound patients; and differentiate the home health aide's role from other care providers.
• Explain how to create a safe environment for the home health aide and the patient by identifying and describing OSHA regulations and other safe care requirements.
• Identify and describe proper communication skills with patients, families, other healthcare providers, and insurance companies.
• Describe typical duties and care responsibilities for patients of all ages and levels of health, with a focus on identifying issues and care concerns for specific populations.
• Identify credible sources of dietary information and describe how to plan, purchase, store, and serve food to patients with different dietary restrictions and health concerns.
• Identify and describe specific care regimens performed by the certified nursing assistant and home health aide.
• Identify and describe exercises designed to help patients gain and maintain strength and flexibility.
• Explain how to take and record vital signs and collect bodily specimens for testing.
Enrollees will receive career and educational counseling and planning; social service referrals such as assistance with obtaining food, housing, and clothing; and free, onsite child care at MUA. Touched by An Angel and Guardian Healthcare are partners of Peak Medical Academy and MUA to place HHAs throughout the Boston area.
Low-income Latinas aged 16 or older