Home Health Aide Program
The Lake County Office of Education offers a course designed to train you to become a Home Health Aide (HHA). Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate of completion and are certified by the California Department of Public Health.
What Is a Home Health Aide (HHA)?
Under the supervision of a health professional, usually a licensed nurse, a Home Health Aide (HHA) is part of the home care team, providing basic nursing services and personal care and companionship to a patient in their residence.
Why Become a Home Health Aide
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who earn Home Health Aide (HHA) certification can work in a wide variety of health care settings including home health. HHA certification is a requirement for all Medicare certified home health agencies and certified HHAs are in high demand. CNAs with HHA certification can go on to become Licensed Vocational Nurses and/or Registered Nurses, often working in home health.
This is an in-demand career with many jobs available. There are an estimated 230 Certified Nursing Assistant new and replacement job openings in Mendocino and Lake Counties (2018, Economic Modeling Specialist, Intl.), and Certified Nursing Assistants who earn additional certification as Home Health Aides have even more opportunities for job placement and advancement.
The average salary for a Certified Nursing Assistant with a Home Health Aide certification upon program completion and certification is currently $14 - $16 an hour in Lake and Mendocino counties, depending on work setting.
The HHA Program is offered twice each year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring.
Our application period for the Spring 2021 HHA Program has come to a close.
Information and applications for our Fall 2021 HHA Program will be available in March 2021.