What responsibilities does a Home Health Aide have?
The duties of a Home Health aide varies from client to client. Some typical duties of a Home Health Aide may include helping a client take a bath, use the toilet or bed pan, and get dressed. Also the duties may include preparing  meals, doing laundry, light housekeeping, running errands and assisting with exercise regimens.

How does a Home Health Aide know what to do for different clients?
Each client has a Plan of Care created by a  New Jersey Registered Nurse (R.N.). The CHHA must follow this Plan of Care. It is the responsibility of the RN to supervise and delegate responsibilities to the CHHA. And it is the responsibility of the CHHA to follow the Plan of Care.

How do I become certified in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, Home Health Aides fall under the supervision of the New Jersey Board of Nursing and are certified only after successfully completing a required training program, a competency evaluation, and a criminal history background check.

What is the job outlook for Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA's)?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of home health aides is projected to grow 38 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages and the elderly population grows, demand for the services of home health aides to provide assistance will continue to increase."


How much is a CHHA paid?
The hourly rate for a CHHA in New Jersey fluctuates ranging from an average of $10 an hour to approximately $14 an hour.

Can a CHHA work independently in NJ?
No, a CHHA must always work under the supervision of an RN.


Canyou help me get certified in any other state other than New Jersey?
No, unfortunately, this training is only for those looking to work as CHHAs in New Jersey.

How does a CHHA online training work?
Instead of spending 60 hours for 2-3 weeks sitting in a classroom you will have access to an interactive video based training that you can complete in the comfort of your own home with no distractions; with the ability to go at your own pace  and making up your own schedule. You can even turn up to class in your pajamas! Having completed the interactive online classes you will then come to our training center - were you will partake in our 2-day clinical training. Classes will be small and intimate (no more than 10 people). And finally, you will complete and pass the proctored exam before applying to the Board of Nursing for certification.

Why would I want to do my CHHA training online?
Here at our training center we appreciate the fact that most of you who seek certification are busy people who have to figure out how to balance your personal and work life around going to class so why not bring the studies to you and give you flexibility to make your own schedule. Let's make the classes work around your life!!

Does online classes suit everyone?
The obvious answer to that is no. First of all you need a computer with internet access. If you do not own one you could always go to the local library and use their computers or maybe borrow one. If you have a computer or other device but no internet access then you could always find a place (such as Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts) that offers free internet service. Secondly, you have to be somewhat self-motivated. Your instructor will be giving you support via email, texts or phone and will be available to answer any questions you have but if you are the type of person that needs the classroom environment to learn maybe this training is not for you! (Although we really hope it is!). And of course you need to be able to work a computer. You do not need to be a computer genius but you do need basic computer knowledge to access your classes.


While taking the classes online - who will help me if I have a problem?

You can contact our Registered Nurse trainer if you have a question about the course work. If your problem involves your computer then the technological team from the Institute for Professional Care Education will help you.

How long does this class last?

In general, this class will take from 5-6 weeks. Following orientation, you will get approximately 5 weeks to complete your online classes - that is roughly 12 hours a week. Then you must come to our training center and complete a proctored 1-hour exam and complete the 16 hours of skilled training. This we hold on a consecutive Saturday and Sunday - for your convenience.

Where are the training classes held?
They are held at the Cherry Hill Comfort Keepers Offices.

What if I live far away and do not want to travel back and forth on that Saturday and Sunday?
Well let us know - we can give you some suggestions of local hotels where you can stay overnight.

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