Mercy Neighborhood Ministries’ Home Care Aide Training (HCAT) program is a comprehensive three week program that prepares women and men striving to attain self-sufficiency to work as home care aides. Students must pass 21 tests and master 21 nursing-related skills. Click HCAT Quick Facts
for more information about our program.
Upon graduation, our students provide compassionate home health care to older adults living in inner-city neighborhoods, many of whom suffer from poverty, infirmity and loneliness. It is a win-win situation—aides benefit from steady, meaningful employment and the clients have dependable, compassionate care that allows them to “age in place” in their homes.
Some quick facts about the HCAT Program:
· This program is for adults 19 years of age or older who are interested in helping others, serious about attending school, learning a new profession, and attaining employment upon graduating.
· This training will prepare you to get a job as a Home Care Aide. A Home Care Aide provides assistance to a patient in their home with personal care such as hygiene and exercise, and light household duties that may include meal preparation and cleaning.
· The training, approved by the Council on Aging and the Ohio Department of Aging, is a total of 130 hours over 3 weeks; Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
· A high school diploma is not a requirement, but you do need to read at a certain level and do very basic math. A simple, computer based pre-test will need to be completed during the application process.
· You cannot have certain criminal offenses and work in the health care field. Be open during your interview so we can provide guidance.
· How do I apply to become a student in the Home Care Aide Training Program?
Open application sessions are held every Monday & Thursday at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries’ office (1602 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206) beginning at 9:30 am. Be prepared to stay for 2-3 hours - you will need to complete an application, take a computer based math and reading assessment, and talk one-on-one with member of our HCAT staff.
Call 751-2500 ext. 226 today to learn more!
MNM Awarded Hand Up Initiative Contract
MNM’s Home Care Aide Training Program was recognized for its' innovative approach to providing job training and job readiness skills for those who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare careers pathway. Mayor Cranley’s Hand Up Initiative, an ambitious anti-poverty program, partners the City of Cincinnati with best in class job readiness programs to address the problems of long term unemployment and poverty.
Learn more about the Hand Up Initiative here.
HCAT is partially funded by