This course provides information and instruction on how to provide care for individuals who need moderate to maximum assistance and builds on the information received in the IHA course.

Participants learn to perform more advanced caregiving skills, such as using a mechanical lift.  Graduates of this course can perform routine nursing-related services for home health agencies and in other settings, under the supervision of a licensed nurse and may be eligible to take the Arkansas Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) examination.

The Home Care Assistant course contains 60 hours of content and focuses on advanced caregiving skills necessary for working in both the home and long term care settings.  In the Home Care Assistant course, 26.5 hours are dedicated to classroom instruction, 17.5 hours are allotted for skills practice and competency, and 16 hours are allocated for off-site clinical experience.