CHHAs provide invaluable patient care, and they give attentive care and support to those who need it the most, particularly elderly patients. In order to become a CHHA you must first complete a state approved school, take a state exam, and become a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA).
The Home Health Aide can work in personal homes and assisted living facilities, all require the Home Health Aide to act as a liaison between the RN (Registered Nurse) or the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and the patient.
CHHAs provide basic patient care under the supervision of the RNs and LPNs. CHHAs spend more time with patients than anyone else on the health care team. For this reason, they can easily form lasting connections with patients, especially when they work in the home, where the same patients are cared for each day. Therefore, communication skills become an important part of the students educational experience.
Individuals might also consider CNA and/or CHHA training if they are interested in working in health care to support their education.