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Ashworth College Prescribes Career Success with New Online Certified Home Health Aide Training Program

on Tuesday, 22 January 2013.

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – January 22, 2012 – Ashworth College, one of the leading accredited online colleges, recently introduced its new certified Home Health Aide training program to address the expansion of home healthcare within the medical field and the rising demand for those with formal, career-focused training.

Committed to the success of its graduates, Ashworth ( developed its Home Health Aide training course to provide in-depth instruction to those interested in working with people who are disabled, chronically ill or otherwise cognitively impaired. Through its partnership with Direct Care Alliance (DCA), a nationwide alliance of direct care workers, employers and users, graduates will be allowed to take DCA's Personal Care and Support Credential exam at no additional cost.

"Home health aides perform vital personal services to individuals who, for health reasons, require assistance with a number of everyday activities, ranging from basic companionship and transportation to monitoring a patient's vitals or changing a wound dressing," said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College's Chief Academic Officer. "The opportunity to look for home health aide positions with both an accredited career diploma and be certified from a nationally-recognized organization like DCA should offer many positive benefits for our graduates."

Dr. Gargiulo went on to cite U.S. Department of Labor statistics that projects considerable employment opportunities for trained home health aides. "… much as 70% growth by 2020, due in part to the aging baby-boom population. Students graduating from Ashworth's accredited Home Health Aide training course will have an advantage by having the knowledge and confidence to pursue a rewarding career."

Ashworth's online certified Home Health Aide course

The Ashworth College certified Home Health Aide training course is comprised of Ashworth's popular Introduction to Study Skills unit and 18 online lessons that are available in an eBook format and applicable in the real world. Each lesson begins with a subject matter preview and objectives, an introductory note from your instructor, and a vocabulary builder of new words and terms.

In addition to safe patient handling and providing care in the home, lessons also cover:

  • Communication skills and working with people
  • Caring for the elderly patient
  • Working with children
  • Infection control, cleanliness, and safety in the home
  • Basic body movements and positions
  • Skin care and personal care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Common diseases
  • Emergency procedures

As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its programs and courses to fit with the student's budget as well as personal and career goals. Students are able to start the program at any time and study at their own pace. The program is extremely conducive to the working professional's schedule.

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