How CNAs Help Keep Aging Americans in Their Homes Longer
Certified nursing assistants (CNA) provide outstanding care to patients in a variety of health care settings and are especially valuable when it comes to home health care. Ask any health care expert and they are likely to tell you that older adults do better in their own home. Ask most seniors and they will tell you that they want to stay in their homes. CNAs help make that possible. This is especially true when a senior doesn’t require skilled nursing care but rather only a little help and companionship.
CNAs must handle multiple responsibilities without ever losing sight of what is most important-making sure their patient is well-cared for and feels valued.
Many families don’t know what level of care is necessary for their aging loved one. The first step is understanding the differences between CNAs, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and beyond.
Sometimes it can seem like too much work and worry to keep an aging parent at home but in almost all cases, the longer a senior is allowed to live at home the happier they will be.