We are constantly dedicated to expanding our services to the under-served populations of New York City. One major issue we have noticed within our community is the lack of communication and social services available to the elderly deaf/ hard of hearing community. This is why we have decided to create and offer the Home Health Aide for Deaf/ Hard of Hearing certification program. Through our program, deaf/ hard of hearing individuals will be able to become Home Health Aides that will then be able to get employment at a home health aide agency that will place them in homes of elderly who are in need of a HHA and are also deaf/ hard of hearing.


Entrance Requirements:


High School Diploma/TASC(GED)

Wonderlic Scores: Quant 13 or above - Verbal 13 or above


Course Topics Covered:


Introduction to Home Care

Vocational ASL

Working Effectively w/Homecare Clients

Working with the Elderly

Working with Children

Working with People Who Are Mentally Ill

Working with People with Developmental Disabilities

Working with People with Physical Disabilities

Food and Nutrition and Meal Preparation

Family Spending and Budgeting

Care of the Home and Personal Belongings

Safety and Injury Prevention

Universal Precautions

Personal Care

Orientation to Health Related Tasks

Performing Simple Measurements and Tests

Complex Modified Diets

Assisting with Prescribed Exercise Program

Assisting with Prescribed Medical Equipment, Supplies and Devices

Supplies and Devices

Assisting with Special Skin Care

Assisting with a Dressing Change

Assisting with Ostomy Care

Internship (8 Hours).


Occupations Leading:


Home Health Aide


Application Requirements:


In order for your meeting to be more successful with your advisor it is recommended that you bring the following documents on your scheduled visit:

Federal Photo ID

Social Security Card

High School Diploma or GED*

Updated Resume (if applicable)


* If you do not have a High School Diploma or GED, you are still able to register for classes at Clinton Institute by passing the entrance test, however, your options for financial assistance may become limited.