Does Anyone Know Any Information about becoming a home health aid?

My Mom is having surgery tomorrow and after she comes home she will need to take it easy and not need to be running around doing housework and everything. I was wondering what i have to do to become an in home health aid for her at home, a friend of mine takes care of her mother at home and gets paid like $7.00 an hour which isnt great but its better than nothing. anyway i dont care about the money i just want to take care of my mom in a proper health type manner. I will be 18 in a couple weeks so does anyone know what classes i have to take or anything? i heard you have to be 18 so thats taken care of but what are the requirements?

Asked By: April - 9/4/2007
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From a legal standpoint in most states. you just need to contact the agency that controls the Federal Medicaid Waiver Program in your State. Then you fill out a lot of forms. Then go to your local law enforcement agency (police or sheriff) and pay to have your fingerprints taken and a statewide Criminal Background... More
Answered By: Dr Robbie John Jobes MD MS - 9/5/2007
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Contact your local high school to see if they have that program in their VO Tech.
Answered By: Susan S - 9/4/2007
Look in your yellow pages for nursing homes in your area. Phone them and tell them you are looking for a CNA course. They'll be able to help you. Good luck and I hope your mother is feeling better soon.
Answered By: patois - 9/4/2007
Just go apply for it, and they do, do a background check, and just generaly talk to you, oh, and you need to get fingerfrinted at your local police department! If you pass all this (Which can take up to 2 to 3 weeks, it will be ok.
Answered By: leah j - 9/4/2007
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