Team Select is Excited to Offer the Family Home Health Aide Program to Medically Fragile Families in Pennsylvania!
The Family CNA Program, commonly referred to as the Family Home Health Aide (HHA) Program in Pennsylvania, is now available for medically fragile families in PA, allowing parents and legal guardians of medically fragile children can now apply for this program and training through our teams at Team Select!
Through the Family HHA Program, parents and legal guardians of medically fragile children can become a Home Health Aide to care for their loved ones, and at no cost to them or the state. By becoming an HHA, parents and legal guardians can work through a home health agency, like Team Select, and get paid to care for their loved one.
What does a Home Health Aide (HHA) do?
An HHA provides care for children and young adults who require full-time, around-the-clock care. HHAs perform their daily tasks under the guidance of a doctor and are the “eyes and ears” for nurses and physicians.
Benefits of Becoming an HHA:
- Ensure your loved one is cared for safely, appropriately and with your personal touch
- A reliable way to have health care assistance in the home that provides an income to your family
- Having consistent care for your loved one at home creates a stable living environment
With the Family HHA Program, Pennsylvania families in need can have continuous family-centered support from Team Select.
Your Loved One Might Quality for HHA Care If…
- They have chronic diagnosis/medically complex needs
- Hands-on assistance is required to safely complete activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding, grooming, toileting/ incontinence care, transfers, or repositioning
- Either your child is 0-20 years of age, and all requirements of home care and payor source are met. For those 21+, individuals must be qualified through Medicaid’s Waiver Programs that provide home and community-based support to allow people with disabilities to remain in their homes and communities.
- Medically complex diagnosis examples include, but are not limited to:
- Mechanical Intervention
- Trach & Vent care
What are Family HHA Program Qualifications?
In order to qualify, one must:
1. Be able to pass a health screening/TB testing, fingerprint clearance, background check, child abuse clearance
2. Be CPR certified (Team Select provides the training)
3. Complete the Home Health Aide Program or have an active Certified Nursing Assistant license in lieu of
The Family HHA Program Educational Process
Includes 75 hours total with a combination of classroom, lab, coursework, and in-home hands-on clinicals with a patient.
Location for the Family HHA Program Education
Education will be completed in the Conshohocken Simulation Lab and classroom and in the patient’s home.
Q: How old does my child have to be to participate in this program?
A: 0-20 years of age in most applicable states.
Q: How many hours a week can I be paid for while caring for my medically fragile child?
A: Hours are based off the medical need of the child but on average a parent caregiver can work at least 30 hours a week. Hours for the medically fragile child could be more but will depend on each state and how they adequate the hours base off medical need.
Read our full FAQ’s at www.tshc.com/becomeafamilycaregiver/.
If you and your family are currently going through training to become an HHA in Pennsylvania, we would love to hear from you! Post on social media and tag us @teamselect using #FHHAProgram #ParentHHA #TeamSelectFamily.