Beyond the Basics: The Benefits of CNA/CHHA Credentialed Caregivers for Your Senior Loved One
As our loved ones age, their need for assistance with daily activities and personal care often increases. While many families seek the help of non-medical home care providers, it’s important to understand the added benefits that Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Certified Home Health Aides (CHHAs) can offer. These professionals possess specialized training and credentials, allowing them to provide a higher level of care for your senior loved one. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of choosing CNA/CHHA credentialed caregivers for your loved one’s home care needs.
Advanced Training and Skills
CNAs and CHHAs undergo rigorous training and certification processes, ensuring they possess the necessary skills to provide high-quality care. This training covers a wide range of topics, including basic nursing skills, infection control, emergency procedures, and care for individuals with specific conditions, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. By choosing a certified caregiver for your loved one’s care, you can feel confident that they are receiving the best possible support from a highly skilled professional.
Enhanced Communication with Healthcare Providers
Because CNAs and CHHAs possess a deeper understanding of medical terminology and healthcare processes, they can effectively communicate with your loved one’s healthcare team. This can help ensure that any changes in your loved one’s condition are promptly addressed and that their care plan remains up-to-date and appropriate. This improved communication can lead to better overall care and outcomes for your senior loved one.
Specialized Care for Complex Needs
Seniors with complex medical needs or specific conditions may require a higher level of care than non-certified caregivers can provide. Certified caregivers are trained to care for individuals with a range of needs, including those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or mobility limitations. By choosing a CNA or CHHA for your loved one’s care, you can ensure they receive the specialized support they need to maintain their health and well-being.
Increased Confidence and Peace of Mind
When you entrust your loved one’s care to a certified caregiver, you can feel confident that they are in capable, knowledgeable hands. Knowing that your loved one is being cared for by a skilled professional can provide peace of mind for both you and your senior loved one. This confidence can lead to a more positive home care experience for everyone involved.
At Guided Living Senior Home Care, we recognize the importance of providing high-quality care to seniors in the comfort of their homes. That’s why we only hire CNA/CHHA credentialed caregivers, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible support from qualified professionals.
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Guided Living’s model of care is setting the highest standards for quality:
- Registered Nurse oversight for all care, ensuring that our caregivers and families have access to a licensed nurse 24/7 for support and to maintain an up-to-date care plan.
- All caregivers are all certified and experienced, giving our clients peace of mind and exceptional care.
- Since we have a stable care team, client’s have consistent and reliable schedules that they can count on.
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Guided Living’s success can be attributed to their culture. The agency is dedicated, professional and flexible to caregivers and clients.
The staff works in unison as a Team to provide outstanding care. Every day I get to make a difference in our clients’ world!
I love working with Guided Living, they know my abilities to help our clients and I have their full support!
Home Health Care is a challenging and rewarding field. As a CNA, I’ve found myself devoted to this field because of how rewarding it is to give compassionate care to others.
However, working for agencies I’ve found you are often looked at as just another badge number with hours to fill. My experience with the Team at Guided Living changed that perspective. The office staff understands me and respects me. Not only as a caregiver, but as an individual as well. Because of this support I’m able to excel as a caregiver and exceed even my own expectations.
I love working with Guided Living!! It’s been a real game changer for me.
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Guided Living was founded in 2014 to bring the highest quality of home care to seniors in our community. I am so grateful for our incredible team that made that mission a reality through their compassion, hard work and dedication.
That is why I am so excited to deliver these trophies and care packages to acknowledge those who have been with the company for three, four, five or even more years!
Guided Living will continue to grow in many ways, but its heart and soul will always be the hard working and compassionate individuals who care for our clients. It is an honor to work every day with this amazing team.
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It is hard to describe the panic triggered after a fall resulted in a fractured shoulder and humerus. A relatively healthy senior, suddenly I was unable to perform many activities of daily living and my independence was profoundly threatened. For help, I called Guided Living Senior Home Care and arranged daily assistance. Not only did they help with a variety of tasks, but their presence provided me with the opportunity to rest, an essential element to recovery. After several weeks, I gradually progressed. Today I can live independently, as I continue therapy to restore mobility.
My progress was enhanced by the gentle and kind assistance of your CNAs. They were prompt and competent, always professional and respectful as we worked through the stresses of recovery. I doubt that I could have remained at home alone without them. Please extend my gratitude to your staff who served me.
I am happy to share my experience with others and will continue to recommend your organization to seniors who find themselves in need of help at home. Good luck to you and the valuable services you provide.
We really should have coordinated with you all on this years ago! Awesome getting this all done so quickly for our family, please pass on our sincere thanks for all the hustle to the extended team there.
A New Model – Registered Nurse Managed Homecare
See example chronic illness specific care plan considerations here.
- Medication Support
- Bathing & Grooming
- Mobility Assistance
- Transferring & Positioning
- Continence Care
- Light Housekeeping
- Meal Preparation
- Provide a higher level of care services such as medication administration, dressing changes or wound care
- Help prevent ER visits & other unplanned events
Communication among physicians & other providers
Chronic Illness Management
Unmanaged chronic illnesses including Alzheimer’s Disease lead to more intense symptoms which can progress to loss of physical & cognitive function. This vicious cycle causes multiple problems such as fatigue, depression, pain, stress, fall risk issues, & medication mis-management.
Our approach promotes & supports positive aging by monitoring good nutrition practices, safety at home, subtle changes & responding to those changes earlier in the disease cycle.
Family Testimonials – Complex Care Situations
Guided Living has been a life saver for my 91 year old father and our entire family following his brief stay at a nursing home after having a heart attack. We lost our mother the year before and myself and my siblings (some of whom live in other states) were worried about his continued recovery after he returned home. He would still need 24/7 care at home for a short while and we only had four days’ notice when the nursing home told us he was going to be released. I called Guided Living on Tuesday morning, met with them on Friday and a caregiver was at his house on Saturday when he came home! From my very first phone call to Guided Living we have experienced only warm and caring personal attention to our every need. All the staff are calm and pleasant whenever we talk and are always there for us no matter the time of day or how big or small our problem. It is like calling on a friend or loved one for help. We had a family meeting after 24/7 care was no longer necessary and decided to stay with Guided Living five days a week with a few hours of help in the morning and in the evening. The two CNA’s who help our father every week have become like family to us. We admire and trust them so much. They are very professional but so personal in their caregiving. We have such peace of mind knowing he is not alone all day and he likes knowing he has time to himself every afternoon. Two of us live close to my father and we treasure the time we spend helping him on the weekends. Our father always said as he got older that he never wanted to intrude on his children’s lives. As his children we feel very deeply that we want to be there for him in every way possible in this final chapter of his life. Guided Living has allowed all of us to be happy with the very custom care schedule they have set up. We are very grateful and wish the same for every family facing a situation similar to ours.
Recently my family required support after the sudden illness and subsequent death of my father. The Guided Living team responded immediately, supporting my mother, an Alzheimer’s patient, during a very difficult time of transition. Every caregiver assigned to care for her was warm and attentive. The Guided Living office was professional and reliable with their scheduling, troubleshooting, and communication. Any question I had was answered immediately, and I was given full access to the Guided Living online Dashboard which allowed me to leave messages for the companion on duty, view the week’s schedule of caretakers, and see the tasks completed by each. My mother felt safe and comfortable. I will always be grateful that Guided Living was there for my family, and I highly recommend their care to other families in need.
I am so pleased at how everything has worked out these last few months and now with a trip to the hospital and home again for my aunt and we want to pause for a moment to thank you and your team very much!
My sister and I were just recently saying to one another how fortunate we and my aunt are to have you and your constant care and effort. It is so reassuring!
We know this latest event must have been very scary for all involved – my aunt the most – and it is so great we can all celebrate a return home for her today. Please thank all of the caregivers and nurses!!!!
Thank you Patrick!
Professional, knowledgeable, responsive and caring. Hands down over and above any and all expectations. Available at all times for all questions! I have been so impressed and grateful for the help and guidance through some very difficult times!!
I am writing to thank you for the wonderful service you have provided for my parents. We greatly appreciate that you were able to provide customized care and rearrange schedules to meet my parents changing needs. We met you in a time of need for my family and you have offered support in every regard and allowed us to feel comfortable and confident that my folks needs were being met. You have gone above and beyond and we are deeply grateful.
Additional Family Survey Feedback
The initial referral came over a holiday weekend and still they could provide excellent coverage. Staff worked very well with the VNA case manager to alert us to problems. Office staff were friendly and helpful, and very responsive.
All the caregivers assigned to my husband were wonderful. They brought a little sunshine into his last days and I am so grateful Patrick started this business.
Your caregivers are terrific. They are professional, compassionate and genuinely concerned about their clients. Guided Living is a very reliable service that our family appreciates. They communicate well with the family and keep us informed of any situation that requires further or immediate intervention.
If the nurse did not visit my mother while I was on vacation, she would most likely have died-alone and would have been found by a family member. Thanks to the nurse my mother was admitted to the hospital and had a good death-in comfort receiving medical care surrounded by her family. Amazingly dedicated staff. I will be forever grateful.
The care, professionalism and observation skills of the HHAs are excellent. They are very quick to notice changes and problems. They are of great help.
My parents would not have been able to live out their final weeks at home without the services provided.
Great team of people. I have recommended you to a number of my patients, who have all been very pleased with the services.
We are very happy with the nurse assigned. She provides exceptional care. My mother looks forward to her visits. We are also happy with the professionalism and courteousness of all the staff.
We are extremely happy with my husband’s caregiver. She is very caring, reliable, and efficient in everything she does.
You have a great team of people working for you. I cannot thank them enough for all their help with my father in law.
Guided Living has given me peace of mind as I live 4 hours away from my parents. Everyone who has taken care of my mom has been wonderful. Thank you Patrick for having such excellent staff.