Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Assistant’s are trained non-professionals who have earned certificates in their field. HHA’s and CNA’s have specialized training in personal cares, taking vital signs, and medical equipment. Like the PCA, HHA/CNA’s duties are planned, assigned and supervised by your RN Case Manager and Staffing Coordinator to meet your individual needs. Most commonly, HHA’s/CNA’s provide visits to do personal cares, but on occasion, they may provide longer extended hours.
Training of HHA’s/CNA’s is ongoing. They must complete 12 credit hours of continuing education per year. All employees attend an orientation and receive competency evaluations. All employees have full background checks through the Department of Human Services and reference checks.