Course Description

The Home Health Aide English Course is designed by Speak & Practice English, Inc. based on the 16-hour Basic Core Curriculum developed by a workgroup composed of staff members of the New York State Department of Health, New York State Education Department, county health departments, home care providers, home care provider associations and representatives of various labor organizations.

The HHA English Course provides the basis for all of the paraprofessional curricula: Personal Care Aides, Personal Care Staff (Adult Care Facilities), Home Health Aides and Certified Nurses Aides. It has been integrated into the modules of the revised curriculum and identified in the applicable objective sections. The HHA English Course contains standard written tests that must be used in combination with Performance checklists to determine the worker’s successful completion of each Module. A certificate will be issued to the student upon successful completion of the 40-hour training program. The HHA English Course may be used as an adjunct to the information contained in the objectives and outline. This resource may be used at the discretion of the Registered Professional Nurses supervising the approved Personal Care Aide/Home Health Aide Training Programs, and Human Resources Administration staff.