Arizona Family Licensed Health Aide Program
The Family LHA Program, nationally referred to as the Family CNA Program, is now available for medically fragile families.
Through the Family Licensed Health Aide Program, also know as the Family LHA Program, parents and legal guardians of medically fragile children can become a Licensed Health Aide to care for their loved ones at no cost to them or the state.
Benefits of Becoming a Family Licensed Health Aide
Ensure your loved one is cared for safely, appropriately and with your personal touch.
The Family LHA Program creates a reliable approach to care in the home.
Creates care consistency and continuity to promote stability for patients and their families.
The Family LHA Program provides family-centered, ongoing support.
What are the requirements for LHA care?
Your loved one might qualify for LHA care if...
- They have chronic diagnosis/medically complex needs.
- Your child is 0-20 years of age and all requirements of care and nursing hours are met as defined by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).
After I obtain my certification, how do I become employed by a home health agency?
To obtain an LHA certification/license one must already be employed by a home health agency. An individual is unable to obtain an LHA license on their own, this is only given after completion of a board approved LHA program. The hiring and onboarding must be completed before attending LHA classes.
How many hours a week can I be paid for while caring for my medically fragile loved one?
Hours are based off the medical need of the patient and determined by the DDD District Nurse following an evaluation/assessment of the patient. All authorized hours vary from patient to patient based on medical need for skilled nursing, as well as what care is considered to be appropriate within the scope of practice for an LHA as stated by the AZBN.
What are examples of a Medically Complex Diagnosis?
Medically complex diagnosis examples include, but are not limited to:
- Mechanical Intervention
- Trach & Vent Care
If you are interested in becoming a trained caregiver for your loved one with the Family LHA Program in Arizona, please contact Team Select for an evaluation. Once qualified, Team Select will send the parent or legal guardian to become a certified, trained caregiver for their loved one. After certification, the parent or legal guardian can then onboard with Team Select as an LHA.
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