I currently have my CNA and work for a home health agency. I helped one of my friends get hired onto the same agency and she told me that my boss told her, that if she gets her CNA and her HHA, that she will make more $ an hour because she is certified in more than one thing.
This to me does not make sense. Of course if this is true, then i would like to get my HHA. Who wouldnt? But it seems silly to me, to go back to school to get my HHA, when you learn more as a CNA. Wont i be learning the exact same thing basically? It just seems odd because its like if i were an LPN and my boss told me i would make more money if i went back to school to get my CMA. That would be silly since as an LPN you know way more and learn way more in school for that.
So my question is, what exactly is the training for a HHA and how is it different then the CNA course? How would it make a big enough difference to change the amount you make by having both?
Thanks ya'll :-)
Answer by gdiamante at 1:15 AM on Aug. 3, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 1:27 AM on Aug. 3, 2013
Answer by silverthreads at 5:39 AM on Aug. 3, 2013
Answer by mommy_jules at 8:36 AM on Aug. 3, 2013
Yes it's called a modality and the more modalities you can work the more money you will make as you aren't restricted to just ONE thing. COurse wise tehy are similar but a HHA may help more in daily tasks forteh patients such as accompanying them for medical appointments of grocery shopping etc and typically see fewer patients than a CNA so they develop stronger patient care and interaction skills.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:57 PM on Aug. 3, 2013
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