What are Certified Nursing Assistants?
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) take care of people of all ages in an environment that they (the patient) may be most familiar with, like their homes. Many people, whether old, injured, or sick, always want to be at home; it is where they are most comfortable, and many experts agree to stand the highest chance of making a recovery. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) can care for people at their homes, using their skills and guidance to ensure that people remain safe, prevent unnecessary hospitalization while keeping loved ones and their families together.
Our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) have years of experience taking care of people of all ages and those who may be recovering from numerous conditions. CNAs help our clients with much-needed personal care, assistance with everyday tasks, and even companionship, usually working under an experienced registered nurse’s directions.
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These are the care givers who provide personal care and hands-on assistance with the activities of daily living for people who need additional aid in their home, assisted living facility, nursing home or hospital and cannot complete these tasks independently due to safety or physical limitations.
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- Feeding and meal preparation
- Incontinence care
- Medication reminders
- Escort and transport to Dr. appointments and events
- Shopping and errands
- Light housekeeping
- Companionship including reading, card playing and board games, etc.
- Respite care for family members
- Fall precautions assistance
We Also Provide Clients With:
- Post Hospitalization
- Post Rehabilitation
- Terminal Illness/ Hospice Care
- Dementia Disease
- Cognitive Impairment
- Mobility Issues
Who Needs a Certified Nursing Assistant?
Seniors, children, adults who might be ill, disabled, or medically fragile can benefit from the presence and expertise of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). CNAs receive specific training, which allows them to work with clients who have catastrophic diagnoses or those suffering from dementia. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) can become a reliable, familiar, and often much needed presence for clients and even their families since they are responsible for providing emotional support and care. Furthermore, they can also function as a protective and watchful eye over the patient, providing valuable information to the interdisciplinary health care team or the doctor.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are also responsible for overseeing safety precautions and helping our clients with their household as well as personal tasks, which they might not be able to do themselves. A nursing assistant can help with everything from grooming, bathing, toileting to eating, medication reminders, and meal preparations. Our aids will also take it upon themselves to also drive patients over to appointments and accompany them to other errands while ensuring that they continue to socialize and stay active in the community. After all, being socially active is one of the best ways to fast-track recovery.
Why Choose Our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)?
We have some of the best, most experienced Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) that develop a relationship with the client. They can become a trusted part of the person’s lives, often being their friend, confidant, or cheer their efforts on. Our nursing aides are gifted with the following attributes:
- Passionate about helping people
- Very patient
- Are extremely compassionate
- Have empathy and enjoy caring for people as a result
- They are cheerful and always positive, which is conducive to recovery
- Are excellent listeners
- Superior judgment skills and are willing to learn as well as teach
- Will follow orders, whether it may be from the client’s doctors, a registered nurse, or their family members
Why Is a Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Important for Home Care?
One of the reasons why Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are important is because they are members of an interdisciplinary home care team that will spend the most time with a person. They are in the best position to observe a person’s needs and then act as part of a positive liaison, with the family of the client, the registered nurse, and doctors. In the unfortunate event, there is a medical emergency, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is the best, most qualified person to describe what happened to a medical professional.
Also, being at home means that the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) is able to observe medical changes in the client’s overall condition. They can then communicate this information to the supervising nurse, which leads to timely intervention needed to prevent any sudden acute situation. In other words, nursing assistants are the front lines, and their job is to ensure that clients remain safe, which keeps them out of the hospital. It also ensures that clients or patients enjoy the best quality of life possible in dignity, comfort, and independence.
How Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) Help Patients?
Nursing assistants can help patients perform some of the most basic daily tasks regardless of their age. Usually, they are working under a licensed nurse’s supervision. However, there are a couple of non-medical tasks that a Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) is expected to perform. These are often referred to as assistance tasks and include:
- Dressing the patient
- Help with bathing & maybe some skincare
- If needed feeding the patient
- Fulfill oral hygiene as well as hair care needs
- Help by making the beds of clients
- Provide assistance in the toilet and offer needed catheter care
- Assist with needed bowel and required bladder care when needed
- Noting and taking vital signs like temperature, blood pressures, pulse, etc
- Assisting patients who walk with gait belts, cane and maybe use some other assistive devices
- Help perform range-of-motion exercises
- Assist with transferring wheelchair-bound patients. Often this will require using a couple of safe patient handling devices
- They may also turn and position bedridden patients
- Make sure to provide a report of all changes to the nurse
- Be aware of all safety measures
- Observing documenting and reporting
- Provide post-mortem care
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