With one of the highest baby boomer populations in the U.S., the need for home health aides in Michigan is on the rise.
The state of Michigan does not require any training or qualifications. However if you are working for a Medicare/Medicaid certified agency, you will be subject to the CMS’ training requirements for home health aides. In most cases, this training will take place on the job once you’re employed.
To work at a Medicare-certified home health agency, you must:
1. Complete 75 hours of training
2. Complete 16 hours of practical work
1. Greater Horizon Training Institute
615 Griswold Street, Suite 1520
Detroit, Michigan 48226
T - (313) 871-2600
2. Healthcare Solutions & Career Group
15800 W. McNichols Road, Suite 233
Detroit, MI 48235
2 week program for $600.00
Requirements: Tuberculosis Skin Test, Minimum Age of 18
T- (313) 270-4550
3. Medright, Inc.
850 Stephenson Hwy, Suite 510
Troy, MI 48083-1112
T - 248.547.0834
Michigan Home Care Association (MHHA) is the state trade association for providers of home care. The Association provides a unified voice for all segments of home care and promotes high standards of patient care. The Association advocates for the role of home care services within the total health care system.
Benefits of membership includes the following:
1. All Michigan Home Care sponsored educational training
2. Michigan Home Care Annual Conference registration and Exhibitor Booths
3. Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP):
a. 20% off Application Fee
b. 10% off Annual Fee
c. 8% off Site Visit Fee
Approximately 32,100 people were employed as Home health aides in Michigan in 2015.
Hourly Rate - Home health aides earned between $8.51/hour and $13.78/hour in 2015 (average rate was $10.68/hour)
Annual Salary - The annual salary ranged between $17,710 and $28,660 (average annual wage was $22,210)
Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Michigan’s Department of Community Health oversees home health agencies, but there is no state regulating body for home health care.
Although Michigan does not require state licensing for home health agencies, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) – Division of Licensing and Certification makes recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regarding whether or not a home health agency meets their standards for participation.
For more information on becoming a Medicare/Medicaid certified home health care provider, see the certification process for HHAs.