Home health aides work to improve the lives of others by providing assistance to elderly, disabled and chronically ill patients. If this is a career you might be interested in, online courses can provide you with the necessary training to help you get started.

Classes

Instructors conduct online home health aide training classes via lectures, textbooks, streaming videos, recordings, chat and discussion boards.

Coursework

Online home health aide training classes cover such subjects as medical terminology, basic nutrition, infection control, medication math, personal hygiene, proper lifting techniques, anatomy and physiology.

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Homework

Online home health aide students submit homework assignments and exams via email or by uploading them to assignment boards. Some schools even allow students to submit coursework and tests via snail mail.

Considerations

Certification is required for home health aides to work for companies that accept Medicaid patients. Online home health aide training programs only provide coursework, they do not provide the necessary hands-on clinical hours students need to become certified.

About the Author

Charlina Stewart has been a professional ghostwriter since 2004. Her articles have been published in the "Tyler Morning Telegraph," and on websites such as Education.com, Womb to Bloom, Suite 101, and eHow. Stewart has also had articles referenced in the Lamar University Early Child Development Center's Employee Handbook, and the Wilkes County Smart Start Newspaper Column.