Home Health Aides (HHAs) play an important role in today’s care industry—providing care and assistance to clients in their homes. As an HHA, you’ll enable and empower clients to recover or remain in their communities. Working under the supervision of a registered nurse, you will:
In order to receive Home Health Aide certification in New York State, candidates must undergo 75 hours of clinical and classroom training. Employers may provide this training to you at no cost. After you are certified you will be added to the New York State Home Care Registry. A criminal history background check is also required.
Depending on your employer and the region of New York in which you work, you can expect a starting salary range of $27,000 – $35,000, which may include benefits such as paid time off, medical and dental coverage, and a 401(k).
“It’s one of the few jobs I’ve had that, after a long, hard day, I go home and feel pretty good about myself.”
"You can really see it. You’re not only helping a patient, you’re helping their families as well."
"You really have to care about people and put yourself in their shoes. This is someone’s mother. This is someone’s sister. Eventually, you come to think of them as family, too."