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Home Care Assistant Certificate Program

The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved and uncared for. Mother Teresa

Why Become a Home Care Assistant?

The number of people in the U.S. who cannot adequately take care of their personal needs is rising dramatically. They may be physically or mentally ill, temporarily or permanently disabled, or among the increasing number living well into their 80s or 90s. They may reside in their own homes, with family or in a residential care facility.  The Home Care Assistant who makes their beds, does their laundry, cleans their house, checks their vitals, shops for groceries and/or prepares their meals is more than  an employee, they often become a trusted a friend.  Whether it’s used as a stepping stone into another health care field or as a platform for a lifelong career, becoming a Home Care Assistant is a quick route to a job that is both purposeful and in high demand.

Macomb’s Home Care Assistant Program    

Offered by Macomb’s Center for Health Careers through its Workforce and Continuing Education Department, Macomb’s Home Care Assistant Program will teach you about assisting patients with daily living activities, following safety procedures, providing companionship, planning and preparing meals, and observing and documenting a patient’s health and progress. You will also learn about the working relationship Home Care Assistants must have with registered nurses and other health care professionals to ensure a patient’s well-being. Comprised of Nurse Assistant and Home Care Assistant modules, students can complete the program in three months.

What is a Continuing Education Program?

Continuing Education programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out an application to Macomb Community College. Continuing Education programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate.

Career Opportunities with a Macomb Workforce and Continuing Education Home Assistant Certificate

Demand is high in both private homes and residential care facilities for Home Care Assistants, and an occupational coordinator is available to assist in your job placement.      

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Home Care Assistant Program?

For more information, contact Macomb’s Center for Health Careers at 586.226.4807 or healthcareers@macomb.edu

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