Pennsylvania family home health aide program
The Family HHA Program, nationally referred to as the Family CNA Program, is now available for medically fragile families in Pennsylvania.
Through the Family Home Health Aide Program, also know as the Family HHA Program, parents and legal guardians of medically fragile children can become a Home Health Aide for their loved ones at no cost through our HHA Training.
Benefits of Becoming a Family home Health Aide
Ensure your loved one is cared for safely, appropriately and with your personal touch.
The Family HHA 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 HHA Program provides family-centered, ongoing support.
Your loved one might qualify for HHA care if...
- They have a 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.
By applying with a home health agency and going through their hiring and onboarding process.
Hours are based off the medical need of the patient but on average a caregiver can work at least 30 hours a week. Hours for the medically fragile patient could be more but will depend on each state and how they adequate the hours base off medical need.
Medically complex diagnosis examples include, but are not limited to:
- Mechanical Intervention
- Trach & Vent Care
In order to qualify, one must:
- Be able to pass a health screening/TB testing, fingerprint clearance, background check, child abuse clearance.
- Be CPR certified (Team Select provides the training).
- Complete the Home Health Aide Program or have an active Certified Nursing Assistant license in lieu of.
Includes 75 hours total with a combination of classroom and lab coursework, combined with, in-home, hands-on clinicals with a patient.
Education will be completed in the Conshohocken simulation lab and within the patient's home.
If you are interested in becoming a trained caregiver for your loved one with the Family HHA Program in Pennsylvania, please contact Team Select for an evaluation. Once qualified, Team Select will coordinate with 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 a HHA.
Fill out the form to get started with the Family Home Health Aide Program today!