Health Care Worker Training Programs

Better Home Health Care Agency, Inc. prides itself on providing well-trained quality health care workers. We believe the best way to accomplish this is through education, to insure that our workers can confidently provide the best health care possible.

Our Educational Division, headed by our Staff Development Coordinator, provides a New York State Department of Health approved Home Health Aide Training course and a Personal Care Aide Training course, as well as specialty training programs in the following areas:


  • Nurturing Newborn Care
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Death and Dying Hospice Care
  • Weak, Frail, and/or Elderly
  • Alzheimers/Dementia
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Psychological/Emotional Challenges
  • Physical Challenges
  • Mental Challenges
  • Mobility Challenges
  • Diabetes
  • Surgery Recovery
  • Respite for Family
  • Stroke Recover

These classes are scheduled monthly and are ongoing. New classes are continually being added to the schedule to insure that our workers are cognizant of the newest methods and techniques in their field.

In addition to ongoing training classes, monthly in-service courses are offered to reinforce and update workers on current medical advancement. An extensive library of handouts, reading materials, and videos are also available.

Recently, the Better Home Health Care Agency, Inc. was recognized by Nassau County for our significant contribution towards the enhancement of our region, and the betterment of its residents, through the provision of community education and medical awareness. An ongoing program has been instituted to continue this endeavor, and we will not falter in our quest to remain a leader in the home health care industry.

Educational Site for College Nursing Departments

The Better Home Health Care Agency Inc. has been selected as an educational site for the nursing departments of local colleges for the home care component of their curriculum.

Lecture Program

Purpose: To emphasize what is needed to provide nursing care in the home environment.


  • Type of Home Care Agencies
  • Criteria for Home Care Services
  • Home Care Process
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • Performing the Actual Home Visit
  • Supervision of the Home Environment
  • Documentation
  • Coordination
  • Time Management
  • Physical Assessment Skills
  • Skills Update, Osotmy Care, Diabetic Care
  • OASIS
  • Benchmarking

Clinical Program

Purpose: To experience the role of the home health nurse by observing and working in a home care agency. This program consists of a 24-hour hands-on period of clinical interaction, which may be done in three eight-hour sessions. Students will be given the opportunity to:

  • Participate in actual home care visits which may assess the patient and determine his/her needs
  • Criteria for Home Care Services
  • Possibly supervise H.H.A. or P.C.A
  • Possibly open a case\Practice patient interviewing
  • Learn documentation skills
  • Learn time management skills, prioritizing
  • Observe and work with experienced home care nurses
  • Observe and participate in the training program of H.H.A.'s and P.C.A.'s
  • Develop diet implementation skills
  • Learn Cluster Care,Task Orientation

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