Rhode Island requires its prospective home health aides to complete their nursing aide certification in addition to a competency evaluation and their CNA training. This includes 100 hours of training and 20 hours working in a clinic.
Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry:
Home health aides who wish to be listed in the state’s nurse aide registry must complete the training and testing as outlined by the Department of Health.
For more information on becoming a registered nurse aide, you can also access a state recommended comprehensive guide by clicking the link below
Select Training Schools:
1. HiTEP Inc
6 week program for $1,300.00
Address: 515 Elmwood Ave, Providence , RI 02907
7 week program for unknown
Address: 40 Wavy Dr, North Kingston , RI 02852
3. Community College RI
8 week program for $1,105.00
Address: 1 Hilton Street , Providence , RI 02905
4. Bastien Academy
6 week program for $1,500.00
Address: 120 Amaral Street, East Providence , RI 02915
5. The Genesis Center
7 week program for $65.00
Address: 620 Dotters Ave, Providence , RI 02907
Some of the top HHA Agencies are as follows:
1. Visiting Nurse Association Of Rhode Island
Address: 475 Kilvert Street, 4th Floor, Warwick, RI 02886
2. Pinnacle Home Care
Address: 57 Kilvert Street Suite 105, Warwick, RI 02886
3. Visiting Nurse Service Of Newport & Bristol Counties
Address: 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871
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Approximately 3,730 people were employed as Home health aides in Rhode Island in 2015.
Hourly Rate - Home health aides earned between $9.67/hour and $18.17/hour in 2015 (average rate was $12.79/hour)
Annual Salary - The annual salary ranged between $20,120 and $37,800 (average annual wage was $26,610)
Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Rhode Island Department of Health licenses Home Nursing Care Providers and Home Care Providers. Home Nursing Care Providers can also be certified to meet the federal Medicare services requirements, authorized under federal regulations. Home Nursing Care Providers that are "certified for Medicare" are referred to as Home Health Agencies.
Home Care Providers do not provide "skilled" services, but can provide assistance with daily living and personal care. Businesses that only provide homemaker and companion assistance (i.e. no personal care for direct hands-on assistance with daily living care, do not require a license).