Become a Home Health Aide and answer your calling in a caring profession.

Put your Caring Gene® to work today.

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:

  • Assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, toileting, incontinence and adequate nutritional intake
  • Assist with shopping, meal preparation, socialization and medications
  • Provide some health-related tasks such as taking vital signs, managing skin care and dressing changes
  • Document observations, activities and care

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 competitive starting salary, which may include benefits such as paid time off, medical and dental coverage, and a 401(k).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, requirements for HHA training and certification may be revised by government authorities. The information on these pages/this page reflects the current known requirements for training and certification at this time.

“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.”

Latisha, HHA

Albany, NY

"You can really see it. You’re not only helping a patient, you’re helping their families as well."

Carol, HHA

Ithaca, NY

"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."

Monica, HHA

Watertown, NY

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