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The world may think you are only one person--But to one person, you may be their world.
A home health aide (HHA or CHHA)is a specially trained certified nursing assistant (CNA) who works in the homes of patients. Federal law requires home health aides to pass a competency test covering a wide range of areas. A home health aide may receive training before taking the competency test. In addition, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice offers voluntary certification for home health aides.
Some States also require aides to be licensed. Similar Federal requirements exist for nurse aides who work in nursing care facilities. These aides must complete a minimum of 75 hours of state-approved training and pass a competency evaluation. Aides who complete the program are known as certified nurse assistants (CNAs) and are placed on the State registry of nurse aides. Home Health Aides are projected to be one of the top 10 fastest growing positions in the U.S. over the next decade.
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