Home Health Aide/Home Attendant (High School Diploma / GED)


A program that prepares individuals to provide routine care and support services for homebound disabled, recovering, or elderly people. Includes instruction in basic nutrition, home sanitation, infection control, first aid, taking vital signs, personal hygiene, interpersonal communication skills, supervised home management, emergency recognition and referral, geriatric care, and legal and ethical responsibilities.

The required and elective courses you would take for Home Health Aide Home Attendant majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Anatomy
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nursing Concepts
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
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