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Why Become a Certified Home Health Aide?


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Very few careers offer people the opportunity to do as much good as the healthcare industry. The desire to help others is what motivates most people to choose a career in healthcare, and it is a field that offers many different options – not just for doctors and nurses.


If you are looking to begin or further your experience in the healthcare industry, becoming a certified home health aide may be an ideal place to start. Working as a home health aide not only allows you to give people the care they need, but you have the opportunity to make a difference in their lives every day. Home health aide services allow seniors and those with chronic illnesses or disabilities to remain in the comfort and safety of their own home. This gives you the chance to work with the same patients over a long period of time and get to know them and their routines – unlike in a hospital setting where patients come and go.


​Home health aides provide a range of personal care services to patients, often as part of a wider home care team under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist. Aides assist with a variety of personal care and daily living activities, including primary healthcare duties, bathing and dressing patients, and preparing and serving them meals. They also may maintain and update home healthcare records for insurance purposes.


As the healthcare industry continues to grow to meet the demands of the aging population, the job outlook for certified home health aides is excellent. The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened demand, as more people choose to stay home rather than go to a nursing home.


To become a certified home health aide, you need a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and must get certified through a training program. Dorson Vocational Training Institute’s Certified Home Health Aide program is divided into two modules. Once you have fulfilled the online requirements, you will be notified to schedule your skilled requirements to complete your training. You will then be able to submit information to the Board of Nursing for your license. We are fully licensed by the State of New Jersey and our courses are certified by The National Health Association.


To learn more about our Certified Home Health Aide program or other healthcare classes and training programs, call us at 973-676-6300 or fill out our online form. We’re happy to answer all of your questions!

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