From registered nurses to occupational therapists, AmeriStaff Home Health Services draws on the talents and qualifications of individuals across a wide range of disciplines to provide the best in-home health care in Southeast Michigan. Among our dedicated staff are a number of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who provide compassionate attendant care for our clients.
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What Do Certified Nursing Assistants Do?
Our certified nursing assistants help with a wide range of patient needs as part of their everyday duties.
- Assisting with daily activities like eating, bathing, and grooming
- Ensuring proper diet
- Helping with the timing and proper dosage of medications
- Alleviating discomfort and preventing bedsores for patients confined to bed
- Ensuring proper activity and exercise, assisting where needed
- Monitoring vital signs, patient behavior, and overall well-being, with special attention paid to changes in these patterns
- Reporting patient progress to RNs and the patient’s physician
That’s a lot of responsibility to rest on any individual’s shoulders, which is why the state of Michigan holds CNAs to a high standard through standards set by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Each CNA candidate must be at least 18 years of age, must pass a criminal background check, must read and write English fluently, and must provide proof of a TB test and current immunizations.
The state further requires a total of 75 hours of training; 59 hours of this takes place in the classroom, while the remaining 16 is taken up by practical skills instruction. CNAs typically work under the supervision of either a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or registered nurse (RN).
What Our CNAs are Known For
As high as Michigan’s standards are, ours are higher still. Before our CNAs set foot in a patient’s home, they’re subjected to a CNA employment screening for their credentials, licensure, and registration. Having done that, our in-home CNAs are bonded and insured. Then — and only then — do they pass through a final phase, our “Personality Matching” program. This process accounts for the personalities of patients, families, and caregivers, the better to ensure a good rapport and optimal patient outcomes. Furthermore, our CNAs — like the rest of our staff — are required to undergo supplemental training so their skills are always sharp and their practices compliant with the latest standards.
Our Placement Process
Our CNAs are the pride of our organization. However, they’re often only the most visible part of your, or your loved one’s, treatment. In order to best serve our patients, we customize a treatment plan that starts with a consultation among our caseworkers and RNs and your physician. That treatment plan may involve other team members and specialists, from RNs to speech language pathologists to physical therapists, to ensure that your needs are met and your expectations exceeded.
Our certified nursing assistants’ skill, dedication, and compassion benefit patients and their families alike. Our clientele is as diverse as our skill set, encompassing seniors, individuals with disabilities, accident victims, and many others. What’s more, we provide flexible scheduling that can cover periods as short as a brief stint of respite care to ‘round the clock coverage.
Why Choose AmeriStaff Nursing Services
As important as they are, our nursing services are only the tip of the iceberg. From skilled therapists to a team that helps families navigate the morass of insurance plans and requirements, we work hard to do right by our patients every day. We know the level of trust that you place in our staff, and we promise that you’ll never get less than our best. For home health care services with a difference, get in touch with AmeriStaff Nursing Services today.