Who are our Care Givers and what are their qualifications? Following are the different types of caregivers we refer.
For a complete explanation of credentials and reference checks see the Caregiver Credentialing.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Certified Nursing Assistants work closely with patients and are responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming, feeding, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking vital signs such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respirations. A certification training program and the passage of a certification exam is required. They are licensed by the state and required to complete a certain number of annual education units to maintain their license.
Home Health Aide – A home health aide is a trained professional who provides non-medical and medical health services. Home health aides’ primarily provide personal care and assistance with Activities of Daily Living.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Licensed Practical Nurses are licensed nurses who are required to pass a licensing examination. The difference between an LPN and an RN is the amount of education required for a license .
Registered Nurse (RN) – A Registered Nurse is a nurse who has completed at least an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN), and has successfully passed the certification exam.