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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from this class?
You can expect a fun, interactive learning experience that will prepare you for a career in home care!

Do you assist with job placement?
At the end of the course, Altra Academy will complete “job skills” training and will assist with finding employment in the local community.  We do not, however, guarantee job placement.

What is Home Care and how will I be helping people?
Once you receive your certificate of completion, you will be taking care of elderly, pediatric, or disabled patients in their homes.  You would assist with personal care and household management, which will in some cases is the only thing that allows the person to remain in their home!  You’ll be assisting them to do the things they are not able to do by themselves.

Is there a need for Home Care Aides?  Will I be able to find a job after graduation?
As the population ages and people are remaining healthier for longer, the need grows.  According to the CDC, The number of people using nursing facilities, alternative residential care places, or home care services is projected to increase from 15 million in 2000 to 27 million in 2050 (HHS, 2003).

In a study released in December 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that the compound annual growth rate for home healthcare services from 2014-2024 would be nearly 5%, the highest among all industries. That will mean 760,400 new jobs. 

Is your school located on a bus or train route?
Our school is not located on a bus or a train route.  The closest train stop is the Providence / Stoughton Commuter rail line.  The train station in Mansfield is approximately 4 miles from the school.

How do I register?
Give us a call at 508.543.9100 and we would be happy to discuss with you!