Life expectancies have risen in the United States over the past few decades, and many elderly people find themselves moving past retirement and needing some level of regular assistance or medical attention while still being able to live independently. Home health care, residential care, and assisted living are experiencing growing demand as the needs of the older generation become increasingly diverse.
For Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) this means there are more opportunities to work with the elderly in a variety of settings. Visiting clients in their homes to provide occasional medical services or living assistance is common now. There are also many facilities providing a range of assisted living and long-term care services to meet any level of need. The services provided by nurses and CNAs in these contexts include:
General health monitoring and measurement of vital signs
Food preparation and service, as well as feeding assistance
Dispensation of medication and other health maintenance
For anyone working in a home health or assisted living setting, and especially for those seeking these services, it is important to know what is available. The organizations collected here offer comprehensive information for both CNAs and their clientele. They are divided into topics and listed in no order within those topics.
For any CNA considering providing home health care, assisted living services, or elder care in general, these resources are a great place to start.
The availability of health care services within one’s own home can make it much easier to cope with the difficulties of age and illness. The demand for home health care is increasing as people recognize the benefits of receiving regular or periodic care in a place where they already feel safe and comfortable.
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