Team Select is Excited to Offer the Family Licensed Health Aide Program to Medically Fragile Families in Arizona!
The Family CNA Program, commonly referred to as the Family Licensed Health Aide (FLHA) Program in Arizona, is now available for medically fragile families in Arizona! After more than three years advocating for this program, we are excited to also announce that parents and legal guardians of medically fragile children can now apply for this program and training through our teams at Team Select!
Through the FLHA Program, parents and legal guardians of medically fragile children can become a Licensed Health Aide to care for their loved ones, and at no cost to them or the state. By becoming an LHA, 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 Licensed Health Aide (LHA) do?
An LHA provides care for children and young adults who require full-time, around-the-clock care. LHAs perform their daily tasks under the guidance of a doctor and are the “eyes and ears” for nurses and physicians.
Benefits of Becoming an LHA:
- 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 LHA Program, Arizona families in need can have continuous family-centered support from Team Select.
Your Loved One Might Quality for LHA 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
- All requirements of care met as defined in the Hourly Nursing Assistant Tool (H-NAT)
- Your child is 0 – 20 years of age
- Medically complex diagnosis examples include, but are not limited to:
- Mechanical Intervention
- Trach & Vent care
*All requirements of care are determined by DDD. Please reach out to your Case Manager for assistance with this process.
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/.
LHA FAQs | Arizona State Board of Nursing (azbn.gov)
If you and your family are currently going through training to become an LHA in Arizona, we would love to hear from you! Post on social media and tag us @teamselect using #FLHAProgram #ParentLHA #TeamSelectFamily.