ERIC Number: ED263392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Nursing Assistant/Homemaker-Home Health Aide Component.
East Hartford Board of Education, CT.
The demand for the services of homemaker-home health aides has increased tremendously. In one year, for example, the Visiting Nurse and Home Care Association of East Hartford, Connecticut, had a nearly 155 percent increase in the demand for homemaker-home health aide service. The East Hartford Public Schools developed a vocational program that incorporated a homemaker-home health aide component into the nursing assistant curriculum. More than 15 students were given classroom and clinical instruction in the additional skills and competencies required of a homemaking and health aide skills were coordinated with the Visiting Nurse and Home Care Association of East Hartford, Inc. The East Hartford Public Schools has committed itself to this program by hiring an additional staff member and making available the addtional facilities require because of the expanded program and increased enrollment. The pilot program was regarded as highly successful by all involved--students, cooperating agencies, and the East Hartford Public Schools. (This report includes such documents as program application and brochures, letter to parents, training contract, clinical performance evaluation, news releases and course evaluation.) (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Health Services, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Home Economics, Home Health Aides, Home Programs, Homemaking Skills, Institutional Cooperation, Nurses Aides, Nursing Education, Program Development, Visiting Homemakers
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Services.
Authoring Institution: East Hartford Board of Education, CT.