ENMU-Roswell Offers a Certificate of Employability in Homemaker/Home Health Care Aide. Health Aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired or who may need assistance in their own homes or in residential facilities. They also assist people in hospices and day programs and help individuals with disabilities go to work and remain engaged in their communities. Most aides work with elderly or physically or mentally disabled clients who need more care than family or friends can provide. Others help discharged hospital patients who have relatively short-term needs. Aides provide light housekeeping and homemaking tasks such as do laundry, change bed linens, shop for food, and plan and prepare meals. Aides also may help clients get out of bed, bathe, dress, and groom. Some accompany clients to doctors’ appointments or on other errands.
Students who complete the program will be eligible to complete the certification examination through the National Association for Home Care and Hospice certification for Homemaker/Home Care Aides.