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In Idaho the state requires that all home care aides to complete the National Certification program. Oftentimes, home health aide training will be provided by a home health agency to those who are already certified nursing assistants.  Certain home health agencies might have different qualifications, such as additional classes and competencies, especially those covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

Formal home health aide education in Idaho must meet the standards of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid state Services. The qualifications for classes can vary greatly, individuals will want to make certain to confirm with regulating agencies that the  educational institute or college will meet the educational requirements for your region of employment. A national certification is offered from The National Association for Home Care, which is a credential that will demonstrate that the training has met industry standards.

Home health aide employment in Idaho offers a wonderful alternative to certified nursing assistants who want more freedom as well as the opportunity to work in a home care setting.  Having the opportunity to better know the clients will be caring for while doing home health care is a perk you most don't often get in a medical facility. Individuals sometimes can if they are employed in a long term nursing facility, but even then time is often limited and Nursing Assistants have to multitask to complete the large  workload they are given. Getting to know the patients in home health care can make the job more enjoyable.
NIC Workforce Training Center
525 W Clearwater Loop
Post Falls, ID 83854-9400
208) 769-3333

Workforce Training
921 S 8th Ave
Stop 8380
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8380
208-282-3372
Idaho Home Health Aide Classes

Idaho Home Health Aide Training