Searching for the right care for your loved one(s) can be overwhelming. There are a multitude of types of care, ranging from in-home services to live-in facilities, as well as a wide range of medical terminology that may be foreign to you. As the Director of Client and Family Services for New Frontier Home Care, when I am speaking to families, I get asked this specific question a lot: “What is a CNA?”.
CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. In order to become a CNA, individuals must complete a State approved training program and pass a competency exam. By completing these requirements, they will receive a certificate from the State. CNA’s are required to renew their certificate every two years.
CNA’s can work in nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, assisted living facilities and in personal homes. Their job description varies from patient to patient, however, usually include assisting with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs):
- Taking vitals and temperature
- Bathing, dressing and hygiene
- Turning and repositioning bedridden patients
- Light meal-prep and/or feeding
- Light housekeeping
- Documenting daily care and changes
New Frontier Home Care is an in-home senior care agency who proudly employs CNA’s as caregivers for our clients. While this is not a State requirement, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond for our clients. We believe that the training CNA’s receive helps to make them extraordinary caregivers and that is exactly what our clients deserve.
If you or your aging loved one(s) are in need of elder care services in the Greater Houston area, please call the staff at New Frontier Home Care.We are available to answer your senior care questions!
Call today: (832) 602-2282
Providing care in Houston, River Oaks, The Heights, Memorial, Katy, Kingwood, Spring, Pearland, The Woodlands, Sugar Land & League City.