Home Health Aide* & Senior Care Specialist Training Program
- 75 Hours Online Training; Mobile-Friendly
- Access weekly virtual career coaching sessions
- Job Placement Assistance
Lynn PeoplesPhD, RN, Co-Founder
Former Chief Nursing Officer
Nina PerezMSN, RN, Co-Founder
Former Chief Nursing Officer
What is a Home Health Aide (HHA) & Senior Care Specialist (SCS)?
Specific job duties may vary based on the state in which you work and what the agency or client expects you to do. In general, these roles work to provide direct client care and represent the fastest growing professions in America!Start & Purchase Training ($79)
Home Health Aides...
monitor the health status of an individual with disabilities or illness and addresses their health-related needs. Work is performed under the direction of offsite or intermittent onsite licensed nursing staff. HHAs provide assistance with routine healthcare tasks or activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing, toileting, or ambulation. They may also help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry depending on the patient's abilities.
Senior Care Specialist...
provide personalized assistance to individuals who require help with personal care and activities of daily living support (e.g. feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and ambulation). They may also provide help with tasks such as preparing meals, light housekeeping, laundry, and errands. Work is performed in various settings depending on the needs of the care recipient and may include locations such as their home, place of work, out in the community, or at a daytime residential or nonresidential facility.
How It Works
Start & Study When You Want
Complete 75 hours of online training on your own. Review the curriculum below. Print certificate of completion after successfully passing the online exam. You can also work while you're studying!
Get Career Support
Attend weekly virtual career coaching sessions (as many as you'd like) to get career advice & assistance matching to an employer for additional on-the-job training. Sessions take place via Facebook Live.Join Facebook Group Now
Access On-The-Job Training
Start earning and grow your career
We will help you find employers hiring in your area. However, you are responsible for securing a job. Everyone in every state can train to become a Senior Care Specialist, adding this training program to your caregiver resume. Employers love to hire people who are investing in their career! In some states, you can provide the completion certificate to your employer and they can provide additional training, allowing you to receive a HHA Certificate of Completion. Please note this online training will NOT certify you to become a Home Health Aide - it will help you work towards getting there. You will need to verify training and work with your employer to complete on-the-job-training to become a Home Health Aide if you’re in an eligible state.
What's included in the $79 fee?
The fee includes access to 75-hours of online training and invitations to attend weekly virtual coaching sessions.Start Training
Does this program meet requirements in my state?
The TruMont Senior Care Specialist & Home Health Aide program exceeds the minimum federal standard for home health aide training: 59 hours of classroom instruction. The program consists of 20 modules with 23 simulation videos for a total of 75 hours of online training and online assessments.
The online training prepares you to be an outstanding Senior Care Specialist and will help you learn, while showing employers the new skills you've gained. The online certificate of completion you receive, when you finish the program, adds great training to your caregiver resume. Employers love to hire people who are investing in their career!
The state where you live, may have additional requirements specific to the state, type of agency, or the type of clients being served, that you must meet before you can begin caring for clients. Always submit your online training to an employer to verify if you are eligible to work for that agency.
In some states, the training can prepare you to receive a Home Health Aide Certificate by completing the agency’s competency exam and/or additional on-the-job training. The home health agency employer awards your Home Health Aide Certificate (TruMont does not certify home health aides but provides this program as a training vehicle in partnership with myCNAjobs, who helps you find employment).
Training requirements for Home Health Aides vary by state, with some states requiring more than the Federal standard including requirements beyond those offered in this program. There are also some states that require Home Health Aides to be a Certified Nursing Aide for employment in that state.
As of June 1, 2021, The TruMont program meets the HHA training requirements in the states below. It is the responsibility of the employer you work for to verify that this program is acceptable in your state and to provide any remaining training needed. They can verify your competency and issue your certificate to work for their agency as an HHA.
- New Mexico
- Florida – licensed home care agencies use the Florida Home Health Competency Test
- Georgia - must use state approved competency exam
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
If state certification is important to you, please review and understand the requirements in your state prior to enrolling in this program.
Professional licensing / certification information. Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the TruMont Program. Prospective program participants should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program.
Have a question before purchasing?
Home Health Care
- Legal and ethical responsibilities specific to home health aides
- How to recognize and report signs of substance abuse
- How to support and promote residents' rights
- How to organize patient-care assignments
Communication & Terminology
- The definition of communication
- How diversity may affect communication
- Body language
- How to manage angry and/or inappropriate communication and behavior
- Infection control and why it's important
- The chain of infection/mode of transmission
- How to prevent the spread of infection & PPE
- The importance of hand hygiene
Home Care Safety & Handling Emergencies
- Typical safety hazards found in the home
- General rules of safety
- Equipment and heater safety
- What to do in case of various types of fire in the home
Client-Centered Holistic Care
- The meaning of providing Holistic Care
- How to approach clients and provide care that respects sexuality rights, cultural diversity, and religious differences
- The role of the HHA in teaching the client and family
Immune & Lymph, Endocrine, & Integumentary Systems
- The normal functioning of each body system
- Conditions that are caused by an abnormal body system
- Common disorders/diseases of each body system
Urinary, Reproductive, & Gastrointestinal Systems
- The purposes of the GU, Reproductive, and GI Systems
- The organs and structures of these systems and the roles of each
- Common conditions, diagnoses, and surgeries
- Observations, documentation, and reporting
Musculoskeletal & Nervous Systems
- The purpose of the Musculoskeletal & Nervous Systems and how they function
- Organs and structures of the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems and the role of each
- Common conditions, diagnoses, and surgeries
- The purpose of the Cardiovascular System and how it functions
- Organs and structures of the Cardiovascular System and the role of each
- Appropriate observations, documentation, and reporting related to the Cardiovascular System
- The purpose of the Respiratory System and how it functions
- Organs and structures of the Respiratory System and the role of each
- Common conditions, diagnoses, and surgeries related to the Respiratory System and the appropriate care
Mental Health & Mental Illness
- The characteristics of mental health
- The causes of mental illness
- How to communicate with clients who have a mental illness
- Delirium and dementia and the role of the HHA in caring for these clients
Human Development & Aging
- Stages in human development
- The common issues found in each stage of development
- The reaction to stress in various developmental stages
- How to handle difficult behavior at each developmental stage
- Bed Baths
- Procedures for safety in the bathroom
- How to assist with and/or administer oral hygiene
- Assisting clients with toileting
Skin Care, Ambulation, & Range of Motion
- Appropriate measures to prevent skin breakdown
- Signs of skin breakdown
- Turning, transferring, and positioning clients safely
- Assistive devices
Nutrition, Medication, Oxygen, & Pain
- Nutrients and food groups
- Regional, cultural, and religious food preferences
- Special diets and what is allowed in each
- Methods of maintaining fluid balance including forcing and restricting fluids
- Applying anti-embolic hose and sequential compression devices
- Assisting client with moist and dry heat applications
- Assisting with ostomy care
Special Client Care
- Assisting with rehabilitative activities
- The purposes of restorative programs
- What hospice is and when it can be used
- The principles of care for the dying client
Home Management Skills
- Following an established work plan
- Maintaining a clean and safe home environment
- How to modify housekeeping tasks
Caring For Self
- Behaviors for self-care
- Healthy habits and hazards to health
- Ways to reduce stress
- Ways to manage money
My Healthcare Career
- How to begin your healthcare career
- The components of a resume
- How to prepare for an interview
- How to progress down a professional career path