Home Care Training for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

Our Home Care Training for CNAs equips certified nursing assistants with the specialized skills needed to provide high-quality care in patients’ homes.

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About our Home Care Training for CNA Program

This program focuses on the unique challenges and responsibilities CNAs face when working outside traditional healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes. By completing this program, participants will enhance their ability to offer compassionate, effective care tailored to the individual needs of home care patients.

Program Objectives

Develop specialized skills for managing the healthcare needs of patients in a home setting.

Learn to operate medical equipment commonly used in home care.

Understand the nuances of creating a safe, supportive environment for patients in their own homes.

Gain insights into the legal and ethical considerations specific to home health care.

Program Structure

Introduces the basic principles of home health care, including the roles and responsibilities of a home care CNA. This course lays the groundwork for understanding the home care environment, including patient rights and the importance of maintaining a comfortable and safe home setting.

Covers specific care techniques and daily routine management tailored to home settings. This includes personal care skills, nutritional support, mobility assistance, and the use of assistive technology to promote patient independence and well-being.

Focuses on the management of common chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and COPD in a home setting. This course also includes strategies for medication management, symptom monitoring, and coordination with healthcare providers to ensure continuity of care.

Teaches CNAs how to respond to emergencies and ensure safety in the home. Topics include basic life support, fall prevention, emergency preparedness, and recognizing signs of acute medical conditions that require urgent attention.

Addresses the communication skills necessary for effective interaction with patients and their families, including respecting cultural differences, handling sensitive situations, and ensuring patient confidentiality. This course is essential for building trust and understanding in a diverse home care environment.

Explores the legal and ethical considerations specific to home health care. Topics include patient consent, autonomy, the ethical dilemmas in home care settings, and legal responsibilities to protect patient privacy and rights under laws like HIPAA.

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About this program:
Hybrid Format

In-Person & Online


8 Weeks


On Campus


Home Care for CNAs

Admission Requirements:

Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Current Immunizations & Health Records

Ability to Pass a Background Check & a Drug Test

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