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Certificate in Home Health Assistance CHHA

A Home Health Assistant (HHA) can be defined as a trained and certified health-care worker who provides assistance to a patient in the home with personal care (as hygiene and exercise) and one who monitors the patient’s condition. The Home Health Assistance (HHA) is a short duration skill-based training program, with an
objective to develop a pool of trained workforce who can be employed to provide patient support and assist other health care providers in home settings.
With the increase in non-communicable diseases, critically ill patients and accidental cases, there is greater evidence of the requirement of home-based assistance. Many home health assistants also work in assisted living facilities, which provide independent living in a homelike group environment, with professional care available as needed.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

  • Demonstrate Skills of general hygiene and grooming, bathing procedures and guidelines, mouth, eye, ear, skin, hair, nail and foot care.
  • Demonstrate Skills of feeding the patient, taking care of elimination needs and procedures.
  • Demonstrate skills to enable geriatric/paralytic/immobile patient to cope with changes to their health and environment including preventing risk of falls
  • Demonstrate Basic Life Support, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and other actions in the event of medical and facility emergencies.
  • Practice infection control measures promote safety, list usage of protective devices and right methods of biomedical waste management at home level.

Eligibility: 10+2 Pass .

Medium of instructions: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum of 2 years; admission in both January & July cycle.

Fee Structure: Rs.6,000/-for full Programme

No. of Seats: 20-30 in each Study Centre.

Programme Structure:

Course Code Course Title Nature of Course Credits Download
BHT-16 Basic Home Health Assistance Theory 4
BHT-17 Applied Home Health Assistance Theory 2
BHTL-18 Skills for Home Health Assistance Practical 12
Total Credits 18


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