ERIC Number: ED025636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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Home Health Aide Pilot Training Project. Final Evaluation Report.
Hoff, Wilbur; And Others
Through the use of group interviews in which individuals were stimulated to interact on key questions, 100 applicants over the age of 45 and with incomes below the poverty standard were selected for training in two different 11-week training sessions. There were no requirements of education or experience. The first phase of the program was in a classroom-demonstration-discussion setting, the second phase in nursing homes, and the final phase in patients' homes. A basic education program was integrated with the vocational training. Eighty-three trainees successfully completed the course; of the 17 who did not finish, only two with reading levels of 3.7 and 4.6 respectively were terminated for lack of scholastic ability and were placed into basic education programs full- time in preparation for entry into a future home health aide class. A performance evaluation of 24 members of the first class who were employed immediately after graduation, indicated all were performing at a satisfactory level or above. Some recommendations are included. Economic costs and benefits are analyzed in the report and among attachments are a job description, a sample lesson plan, reports of group counseling meetings, a final course quiz, and a sample single lesson quiz, a performance checklist form, and a performance evaluation form. (JK)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Allied Health Occupations Education, Attendants, Community Health Services, Cost Effectiveness, Counseling, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Programs, Middle Aged Adults, Nurses Aides, Participant Characteristics, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recruitment
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Authoring Institution: Alameda County Health Dept., Oakland, CA.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.
Identifiers - Location: California