Health Care Trainings

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Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Training (CNA/HHA)

Have you always wanted to help people? Are you interested in a career in the healthcare industry? Self-Help for the Elderly’s job training program can help get you there. By the end of our Certified Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide training program, students will be state certified to provide professional care to patients.

This training is funded by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and is conducted in partnership with Nightingale Healthcare Professionals for 6 weeks (160 hours) of intensive training. The practicum provides students with hands-on experience and training in everyday situations. Certified Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide helps people who are disabled, ill, or impaired and elders who need assistance. This training helps students prepare for the CNA Competency Examination. After completing the training and passing the exam, students can work in acute care, convalescent hospital, long-term care facilities or homecare environments.

Students will learn a variety of professional skills:

  • How to care for elders and patients in their homes or healthcare facilities
  • Prepare nutritious meals
  • Help them with personal care such as bathing or dressing
  • Provide them with basic health assistance
  • First aid and CPR
  • Light housekeeping for homes
  • Organize doctors’ visits and other appointments
  • Transport elders and patients to appointments

Certified Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide professionals are in high demand. The demand in the job market guarantees a 100% job placement after being certified. Self-Help for the Elderly will train you to become a certified healthcare professional and help you start your career. Space is limited, so give us a call today for more information about how to enroll for the next semester of classes.

Workforce Support (Caregiver) Training

Self-Help for the Elderly is funded by the Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) to provide Workforce Support (Caregiver) Training to caregivers with limited English-speaking proficiency. This training program aims to ensure a competent caregiver workforce and strengthen the pool of skilled caregivers who can provide care to older adults and adults with disabilities. The training will be taught in Chinese and includes the following topics:

  • The role of personal care workers
  • How to communicate with customers
  • Understanding body systems
  • Supporting customers at home and providing personal care

If you are interested in starting or continuing your career in healthcare, please give us a call today at (415) 677-7500 for more information.


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