Chevron Left
Back to Foundations for Assisting in Home Care

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Foundations for Assisting in Home Care by The State University of New York

300 ratings

About the Course

This course is intended as a self-study course for those interested in exploring a career as a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide....

Top reviews


Mar 28, 2020

Amazing course I have learned so much in these 13 weeks. I wold highly recommend this course to anyone looking to earn a degree or just get a good education in this field.


Jul 17, 2017

Mega course! You learnt about the do's and don'ts of care, along with knowledge of the medical body and transferring patients from/to their wheelchair or the bed.

Filter by:

1 - 25 of 98 Reviews for Foundations for Assisting in Home Care

By pamela b

May 31, 2018

It is VERY Unnecessary to include information in text in regards to a human sexual functioning; when the course should focus on information related to the care of humans in need of home health services! a copy of text found in week 8 " Physical limitations may also make sexual intimacy more difficult in that a person with a physical disability may need to make adjustments in order to engage in intimacy. Making adaptive changes in order to fulfill sexual intimacy needs can cause a person stress." (what is this text trying to convey, what message are you sending to future HHA/PCA?) I find this inappropriate and demeaning to the home health profession! As a HHA in the USA, and having taken other home health related courses and training, never have I read an training text including sexual health and functioning pertaining to training aides to assist elderly and or other humans in need of home health services. Given this course is sponsor or adopted though a New York establishment i'm applaud! the content needs to be reviewed and rewritten! this course has text in earlier modules in the course where text including information of an individual sexual health and activity are mention! HOW this relevant to caring for a person in a home health care setting? INDEED IT IS NOT!!! The course info. should only be to teach the care of person needing home health in nutrition,hygiene and grooming care, medical and medication,first aid treatment, house cleaning and care, etc.. NOT a human being sexual health concerns and needs!! DUE to this content error, I refuse to continue the course as a student.

By Pamela C

Jun 22, 2022

I am new to this career and found each module valuable for everyday use in my job.

I also appreciated you could both read and listen to audio for the lessons.

By Alan P G L

Oct 15, 2020

I´m very happy for achieving my goals with this course, also, appreciate everything coursera and the university have done. Thank you so so much!

By Joyce W

Mar 28, 2020

Amazing course I have learned so much in these 13 weeks. I wold highly recommend this course to anyone looking to earn a degree or just get a good education in this field.

By Md M R

Oct 20, 2017

Great introduction for Assisting in Home Care. This course is very informative and timely. Information is easy to understand and quizzes are designed to reinforce understanding. Text, audio files, pictures and videos are used to help students grasp the subject matter. The course could be more useful and fun if more videos are added.

By Selwyn P C

Oct 17, 2016

This is by far one of the best courses I've done at Coursera. It served the purpose I had in mind, as a practical review of many basic human services process and proceedures. I recommend it for both the induction to and review of these fundmentals.

By Linda M

Aug 31, 2021

the information is easy to stick in one's busy brain, the videos really helped to consume the info. You'd think it'd take just a little time but the questions are designed in a way that will force you to go back and read if you skipped material

By norrika n b

Sep 24, 2020

I think more videos should've been including instead of so much reading. not every one can visualize, they need to see the entire action played out since this is a online course not hands on. but it was very a great course.

By Dominique J A W

Jul 18, 2017

Mega course! You learnt about the do's and don'ts of care, along with knowledge of the medical body and transferring patients from/to their wheelchair or the bed.


Apr 19, 2019

I have to take care of my mother and now I´m very conscious for each issue and help her in the home and assistance her for the daily living.

By Tanine J

Feb 7, 2021

This was a very good course. The course provide all the skill and information needed to ensure the care of any patient,

By Komal M

Oct 29, 2021

its a great informative, and their video makes us comfortable to understand. thanks a lot

By Ryan T

Dec 9, 2021

Great course

By Michelle S

Jan 10, 2021

Was very informative

By Priya S

Apr 1, 2021

The course was very helpful in understanding various aspects of Care and more so Elderly Care.

The content and explanation was easy to understand, very informative and very helpful even at a personal level for elders in your own home.

The videos provided excellent understanding of various things explained in writing.

A great course.

By Magdalene M A

Jun 12, 2020

Great course, i've learnt a lot. The course is loaded but equips you enough for the role. It teaches you a part of health care that is very essential but does not get the needed attention it deserves, especially, at where i am in Africa. Im a nutritionist and i found this course very useful to my work. You should try it.

By Ivan

Jul 8, 2018

It really gives you a base, a foundation to learn how to behave and what to do in specific situations, with specific poeple. But, more important, this course will teach you ethics. Ethics and technical skills are all you need, if you work as a competent caregiver (I'm using the wrong term, I know...)

By Michelle F

Sep 6, 2022

I'm grateful for this opportunity. I have learnt so much through out the course.I will apply the knowledge and skills I have gained over the past weeks.

I really appreciate Coursera and I would be glad to recommend anyone who is willing to further their studies and dreams.

By Sharon P

Mar 5, 2021

El Curso ha sido muy interesante para mi. Obtuve suficiente informacion para realizar el trabajo en esa area. Fue de mucha ayuda y muy profesional el contenido. Agradezco a Coursera por la oportunidad recibida de estudiar en linea este curso.

By Priscilla K M

Dec 17, 2020

I love this course about Home Health Aid and Personal Care Aid. If there is more even in line with the foundation for assisting in Home Care that I have done. I am very much willing to go for more studies. I enjoyed it, and I loved it.

By George N

Aug 21, 2022

This ourse is truly remarkable ,

well -laid out essential concepts for home care procedures ,

learning the Foundations for assisting in home care is a blessing to update my skills and knowledge .

thank you soo much

By Cynthia M L

Mar 25, 2022

I believe the course is well written in a manner that is very easy to follow and understand. It is great for beginners and anyone interested in Home Health Aide/Personal Care Aide field and all caregivers.

By Jimmy G

Apr 6, 2021

I learned so much skills about the home care, I really enjoy it and adapt to be ready to get a new job. I feel confident now about Homecare.

By Channa H

Jul 14, 2019

Terrific course. Material covers a wide range of topics. I highly recommend taking this course for all home health care professionals.

By Raquel D J

Oct 10, 2022

I learn a lot from this course. This is my stepping stone to reach my dreams to be in Medical field. Thank you so much!!!