ERIC Number: ED195632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Model Curriculum and Teaching Guide for the Instruction of the Homemaker-Home Health Aide.
National Council for Homemaker-Home Health Aide Services, New York, NY.
The purpose of this model curriculum and teaching guide is to assist agencies, educational institutions, and other groups to plan, organize, and provide the initial training needed by homemaker-home health aides. Persons aged 35-60 are considered most desirable as trainees, but indication of maturity is more appropriate as a criterion. Based on approximately sixty hours of classroom and laboratory instruction and fifteen hours of field practice, the curriculum contains these five sections, each with several units: (1) The Homemaker-Home Health Aide Service (5 units), a general orientation; (2) Working with People (8 units); (3) Practical Knowledge and Skills in Home Management (3 units); (4) Practical Knowledge and Skills in Personal Care (9 units); and (5) Application of Knowledge and Skills--The Practicum, a situation in the home with supervised guidance. Each unit includes some or all of the following: estimated time, suggestions to instructor, introduction to material, expected outcome, materials and equipment, content, teaching aids (exercises, exhibits, handouts, discussion questions), and assessment instrument. Appendix 1 contains four modules suggesting training content with added knowledge and skills in these areas: cancer, diseases of the circulatory system, developmental disabilities, and mental illness. They may be used for basic training, inservice or special additional training. Other appendixes include sample practicum material. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Adults, Allied Health Occupations Education, Child Rearing, Curriculum Guides, Family Health, Home Health Aides, Home Management, Home Programs, Hygiene, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Occupational Home Economics, Teaching Guides, Tests, Visiting Homemakers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Community Health Services (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Homemaker-Home Health Aide Services, New York, NY.