I’m a C.N.A. Now What?

After completing the requirements for your cna certification, you might be thinking now what? Well time to find work. Finding a job is not going to be a challenge. Finding what you want to do as a C.N.A. is the difficult thing. You just need to figure out what is going to best fit your personality, ambitions, and needs. Finding what you are going to like and be comfortable with might take a little time. Being a C.N.A. is hard work no matter what part of the field you go into. Here are some choices and a explanations of what they are.

#1. Nursing Care Facility

Nursing homes (also known as skilled nursing facilities, skilled nursing units, or rest homes) are for seniors who require constant medical care and need significant assistance with the activities of daily living.

#2. Assisted Living Communities

Assisted living communities provide elderly residents some assistance with the activities of daily living, while still providing an environment that encourages and supports more independence than residents would find in a traditional nursing home.

#3.Home Care Agencies

Home Care Agencies allow your loved one to live independently in their own homes or stay with a family member. This is great for some one that is not ready for a nursing home setting. You in some cases will be offering assistance with personal care such as bathing, grooming, dressing, in addition to help with meal preparation, housekeeping, and shopping. Such services can help an aging person cope with their declining abilities, maintain their independence, and often avoid relocating.

#4. Alzheimer and Dementia Care

For loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, there are assisted living facilities. They have become an attractive alternative for Alzheimer’s care in recent years, as some are specially equipped and staffed to attend to Alzheimer’s patients. You will be (in some cases) in a locked down unit, that is scheduled structured for their safety.

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