Our caregivers are trained specifically to provide in-home care services. They have successfully passed extensive background checks and are insured, bonded, and trained in CPR and First Aid. They have also a formal certification that gives the quality assurance needed.
What are these certifications? Certified Home Health Aides/Certified Nursing Aides (HHAs, CNAs or NACs) are health aides who have received more specialized training. The training requirement varies from state to state. In addition to personal care, CNAs can perform simple medical procedures such as taking temperatures, changing dressings, and in some states can administer medications under a nurses oversight.
Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide skilled medical services beyond those that home health aides offer. Nurses can conduct an assessment to determine the care needed and monitor the patient’s condition. They perform hands-on procedures such as changing wound dressings, inserting catheters and IV lines, and giving injections.
Assisting Hands® will help you select the best match from our pre-screened group of available caregivers, and can generally have qualified help placed in your home within 48 hours or less from the initial call.
Caregivers for special needs. At Assisting Hands we also provide training and tools to make our caregivers perform to the next level. Some of them receive special training in nutrition that let them be mindful about cooking with healthy fats, low glycemic foods, low food maps, starchy carbs and can prepare dishes with all the healthy substitutes. The tools also allow them to perform smart grocery shopping and gives them the knowledge to a better understanding of food labels. In other dimensions like exercise, activities and stress management they also receive information and health coach support that make them be more prepared to deliver the best value-added services for your case.