Home Health Aide Training Course - Paid Training!

Hudson Valley Hospice is offering a New York State Home Health Aide Training and Certification program for those who qualify with no cost to the student! Hudson Valley Hospice will provide a $2,000 stipend for those who participate and successfully complete the full three week program! We will be holding different training classes, depending on your current certification, all held at our Poughkeepsie office (374 Violet Ave) . We have a three-week intensive training course for those with no prior certifications, a PCA to HHA upgrade (five day conversion class), and a CNA to HHA upgrade (two-day conversion class):

Remaining training classes for 2024:

  • June 10th-14th-PCA to HHA 
  • July 23rd to 24th CNA to HHA
  • August 1st and 2nd CNA to HHA
  • September 4th - 20th-HHA ***NEW FULL HHA CLASS ADDED***
  • October 2nd and 3rd CNA to HHA
  • November 7th and 8th CNA to HHA 

During each training program, you will learn the necessary skills to care for patients and support their loved ones, emerging with a portable skill that is in critical need throughout our country. Upon completion of the three week course and passing the exam, you will receive your HHA certification. If you feel this is the right fit for you and meet the following criteria, apply to our program today!!What you will do as a Home Health Aide:

  • Completes Home Health Aide duties following established plan of care. This may consist of toileting, bathing, repositioning, feeding and any other ADL ( activities of daily living) that are outlined by the RN.
  • May provide 24-hour continuous care for patient/families in their home, as needed.
  • Reports all patient condition changes and/or uncontrolled symptoms to primary nurse, on-call nurse, TL or DPS immediately.
  • Maintains adequate records of all patient/family care services, as per policy through use of the Electronic Medical Record on a tablet or smartphone.
  • Completes required competencies, infection control and in-services.

Qualities we are looking for:

  • Dependability/Reliability
  • Compassion
  • Someone who is able to work within a non-judgmental fashion to provide adequate care for patients
  • Understanding of home health aide philosophy
  • Consistency
  • Can work effectively with team members

Minimum Requirements:

  • Highschool Diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver's License with Reliable transportation and be comfortable driving from one patient home to another
  • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds
  • Flu Shot (when in season)