This course is intended as a self-study course for those interested in exploring a career as a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide.
Foundations for Assisting in Home CareThe State University of New York
About this Course
Kimberly B. McLain, Ph.D.Curricula Course Developer, MOOC; Assistant Professor
The State University of New York
The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM FOUNDATIONS FOR ASSISTING IN HOME CARE
Mega course! You learnt about the do's and don'ts of care, along with knowledge of the medical body and transferring patients from/to their wheelchair or the bed.
I´m very happy for achieving my goals with this course, also, appreciate everything coursera and the university have done. Thank you so so much!
I am new to this career and found each module valuable for everyday use in my job.
I also appreciated you could both read and listen to audio for the lessons.
Everything you need to know in caring for the elderly is right here!
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Is financial aid available?
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