If you’re working at a Medicare approved facility, you will then have to fulfill the Federal training requirement of:
- Minimum 75 hours of training
- Including minimum 16 clinical hours
- Successful completion of an exam
In addition, home health aides must then pass a background check and take a test for tuberculosis.
Certified Nurse Aide Programs
For better prospects, it is recommended that one gets certified as a nursing aide. The list of programs for nurse aides approved by the state of Tennessee can be accessed by clicking the link below
Nurse Aide Directory
Certification status can be verified at 1-800-778-4504 (toll free). Additionally, information is also available online in the form of a nurse aide directory that can be accessed by clicking the link below
Department of Health – Nurse Aide Information
Approximately 8,510 people were employed as Home health aides in Tennessee in 2015.
Hourly Rate - Home health aides earned between $7.80/hour and $11.63/hour in 2015 (average rate was $9.35/hour)
Annual Salary - The annual salary ranged between $16,230 and $24,190 (average annual wage was $19,450)
Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics
In Tennessee, you don’t have to be registered or licensed to work as a home health aide.
However, certification is necessary in order to work at a Medicare approved facility you must be certified. The Office of Health Care Facilities administers the Medicare and Medicaid certification programs in Tennessee for the federal government.