Skill Development Program

Home Health Aid

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The Skill based training courses are the training content developed for enhancing the specific skills of existing professionals or provide for a platform for imparting skills to candidates with no formal qualification.

To undertake the skill based training programme, it is mandatory that the candidate must fulfil the entry criteria provided for the job profile. The training and assessment will certify that the candidate is able to undertake specific set of activities. This must not be equated with the formal qualifications- diploma/ degrees which are given by a University.

It is recommended that the employer must help the candidate in continuing the studies to degree level and formal qualification, if the candidate is willing for gaining knowledge and want to move up the traditional career pathway.

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.

Scope of practice

Home Health Aides provide assistance to recovering or chronically ill, the elderly, and to those who provide care and sometimes need relief from the physical and emotional stress of caregiving. Many home health aides also work in assisted living facilities, which provide independent living in a homelike group environment, with professional care available as needed. As advances in medicine and technology extend the lives of people with chronic illnesses, the number of people needing health care will increase. The need for home health aides will also increase.

Skill development in following activities:–

1. Assist patient in bathing

2. Assist patient in grooming

3. Assist individual in dressing-up

4. Support patient to eat and drink

5. Assist individual in maintaining normal elimination

6. Prevent and control infection in the home setting

7. Communicate with geriatric/paralytic/ immobile patient and their care givers

8. Enable geriatric/paralytic/ immobile patient to cope with changes to their health and well-being

9. Implement interventions with geriatric/paralytic/immobile patient at risk of falls

10. Act within the limits of your competence and authority

11. Work effectively with others

12. Manage work to meet requirements

13. Maintain a safe, healthy and secure environment

14. Practice Code of conduct while performing duties

15. Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols


1. Demonstrate the ability to perform clinical skills essential in providing basic healthcare services.

2. Demonstrate professional behavior, personal qualities and characteristics of a Home Health Aide.

3. Apply principles of patient rights in a various simulated situations.

4. Demonstrate communication process of a home health aide, which also reflects professional appearance and a positive attitude.

5. Practice infection control measures.

6. Demonstration of various positions used for the patient for reducing complications.

7. Demonstrate safe and efficient interventions for patient safety.

8. Demonstrate techniques to maintain the personal hygiene needs of a patient.

9. Demonstrate techniques to meet the elimination pattern of patients.

10. Obtain accurate measurements of parameters required of patients.

11. State principles of nutritional support of the patient.

12. Demonstrate actions in the event of medical and facility emergencies.

13. Apply the skills for geriatric/paralytic/ immobile patient to cope with changes to their health and well-being.

Minimum Entry requirement

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

Minimum Course durationIt is recommended that any programme developed from this curriculum should have a minimum duration of 414 hours (150 hours for theory and 264 hours of practical and clinical training) to qualify as an entry level professional in the field of Home Health Aide.

Medium of instruction: English/ regional language shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of study and for examination of the course.

Attendance: A candidate has to secure minimum 80% attendance in overall with at least-

1. 75% attendance in theoretical

2. 80% in Skills training (practical) for qualifying to appear for the final examination.

No relaxation, whatsoever, will be permissible to this rule under any ground including indisposition etc.

Courses Admission Fee Tuition Fee Examination Fee Total
Home Health Aide Rs. 1000/- (One time) Rs. 4000/- Rs. 500/- Rs. 5500/-

Course content :

Module – 1: Foundation module – introduction to home health aide programme .

Module – 2: Assist nurse in bathing the patient .

Module – 3: Assist nurse in grooming the patient .

Module – 4: Assist patient in dressing-up .

Module – 5: Support individuals to eat and drink .

Module – 6: Assist patient in maintaining normal elimination .

Module – 7: Prevent and control infection

Module – 8: Communicate with geriatric /paralytic/ immobile patient and their care-givers .

Module – 9: Enable geriatric/paralytic/immobile patients to cope with changes to their health and well being .

Module – 10: Implement interventions

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Course coordinators are responsible for managing the delivery of a specific course/degree program to students. They provide detailed information regarding the learning results of the program/course, assist candidates in selecting electives, review their applications for advanced standing, and provide insights in academic requirements. Course coordinators plan, design, and develop the course. Course coordinators are essential to ensure the quality of academic programs and assist students in understanding various aspects of the course.

• Course Coordinator
Mrs. Asha Khandagale, Sr. P.H.N.O
e-mail: director[dot]fwtrc[at]nic[dot]in
Tel:- 022-23881724- 111
• Co-coordinator
Mrs. Tejaswinee Meshram, P.H.N.O
• Course Assistant
Ms. Shivali Tyagi, Jr. Translation Officer