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Skill Development Program

Home Health Aid

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The past decade has witnessed an increase in the life expectancy of the average Indian. It is now more than 65 years. A number of such elderly people suffer from various chronic diseases. The profile of the Indian family living in the urban areas has shifted from the joint family system to the nuclear family wherein most of the family members are employed.

The aged parents of these family members stay alone at home and despite all good intentions it is difficult for the family members to look after them properly. It is seen that the elderly person usually like to stay in their familiar surroundings and not in old age homes.

There is therefore, a growing need for trained and professional care givers who would be able to assist them in the performance of their day to day functions.

In addition, other vulnerable groups; e.g. chronically sick, bedridden patients may also need such support from time to time.

The Home Health care attendant can offer expert assistance and support to the needy. However, there is a large gap in the demand and supply of such personnel.

Who is a Home Health Aide?

A home health aide is a trained and certified health-care worker who provides assistance to a patient in the home with personal care (as hygiene and exercise) and light household duties (as meal preparation) and who monitors the patient's condition—abbreviation HHA.

The aim of this course is to provide practical and theoretical training and skills to the selected candidates so that they may provide basic healthcare, address issues of hygiene and sanitation of the elderly and people living with disability. In addition they would also provide psycho social support to them. They would also be able to accompany the elderly to perform their daily outdoor tasks if needed

Minimum Entry requirement Educational requirement - The candidate must have completed 10+2 with Science.

Age limit – 18 to 30 years. (Relaxation of age for SC/ST candidates as per the Govt of India Rules.)

Affiliation - Government of India recognised.

No. of Seats - 20

Course duration – 4 months

Fees for the course –

Admission Fees of Rs. 1000/- at the time of admission and Tuition Fees of Rs. 1000/- per month.

SC/ST Candidates are exempted from Tuition Fees.

(Fee towards the field visits, study material etc. will be charged as per the actual prevailing rates.)

Evaluation – The course will be evaluated with regular tutorials, Demonstrations and Class test and a final exam at the end of three months.