How to Become a Home Health Aide in Virginia
In order to work for a certified medicare / medicaid facility, minuimum requirements include minimum 75 hours of training including minimum 16 clinical hours
Non-licensed aides - In addition being able to read, write and speak English, non-licensed home health aides performing skilled or personal care services in a patient’s home must meet one of the below requirements:
1. Completed a general nursing education program.
2. Completed an approved nurse aide education program.
3. Be a certified nurse aide in the state of Virginia.
4. Be currently enrolled in a nursing education program preparing for registered nurse or practical nurse licensure, and already completed a clinical training course.
5. Passed a competency evaluation program
6. Completed training using the “Personal Care Aide Training Curriculum,” 2003 edition, of the Department of Medical Assistance Services (for aides performing personal care services only).
- There are also many online directories that are useful for finding home health providers in Virginia. Try using filters on these directories to narrow down your search.
Click on the link below to access a directory of Home Care Providers in Virginia
CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF HHA PROVIDERS
- Approximately 10,370 people were employed as Home health aides in Virginia in 2015.
Hourly Rate - Home health aides earned between $7.99/hour and $14.31/hour in 2015 (average rate was $10.77/hour)
Annual Salary - The annual salary ranged between $16,620 and $29,760 (average annual wage was $22,390)
Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Home health agencies must be licensed by the state. The Virginia Department of Health’s Acute Care Division is responsible for home health licensure. The rules and regulations for home care licensing are listed on the state’s Office of Licensure and Certification website.
Agencies must also meet federal requirements to be funded by Medicare or Medicaid, as per the conditions for participation of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS).