Ashworth College Launches Online Certified Home Health Aide Training Program

Ashworth College, one of the leading accredited online colleges, has introduced its new certified Home Health Aide training program to address expansion of home health care within the medical field and demand for those with formal, career training.
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Jan. 22, 2013 - PRLog -- PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – Ashworth College, one of the leading accredited online colleges, recently introduced its new certified Home Health Aide training program to address the expansion of home health care within the medical field and the rising demand for those with formal, career-focused training.

Committed to the success of its graduates, Ashworth ( developed its Home Health Aide training course to provide in-depth instruction to those interested in working with people who are disabled, chronically ill or otherwise cognitively impaired. Through its partnership with Direct Care Alliance (DCA), a nationwide alliance of direct care workers, employers and users, graduates will be allowed to take DCA’s Personal Care and Support Credential exam at no additional cost.

“Home health aides perform vital personal services to individuals who, for health reasons, require assistance with a number of everyday activities, ranging from basic companionship and transportation to monitoring a patient’s vitals or changing a wound dressing,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Chief Academic Officer. “The opportunity to look for home health aide positions with both an accredited career diploma and be certified from a nationally-recognized organization like DCA should offer many positive benefits for our graduates.”

Dr. Gargiulo went on to cite U.S. Department of Labor statistics that projects considerable employment opportunities for trained home health aides. “… much as 70% growth by 2020, due in part to the aging baby-boom population. Students graduating from Ashworth’s accredited Home Health Aide training course will have an advantage by having the knowledge and confidence to pursue a rewarding career.”

Ashworth’s Online Certified Home Health Aide Course

The Ashworth College certified Home Health Aide training course is comprised of Ashworth’s popular Introduction to Study Skills unit and 18 online lessons that are available in an eBook format and applicable in the real world. Each lesson begins with a subject matter preview and objectives, an introductory note from your instructor, and a vocabulary builder of new words and terms.

In addition to safe patient handling and providing care in the home, lessons also cover:

•   Communication skills and working with people
•   Caring for the elderly patient
•   Working with children
•   Infection control, cleanliness, and safety in the home
•   Basic body movements and positions
•   Skin care and personal care
•   Rehabilitation
•   Common diseases
•   Emergency procedures

As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its programs and courses to fit with the student’s budget as well as personal and career goals. Students are able to start the program at any time and study at their own pace. The program is extremely conducive to the working professional’s schedule.

About Ashworth College

Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.

Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.
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