What exactly is a Caregiver?
Literally speaking, caregivers are just that, someone who provides care for another individual or individuals. When it comes to home care, caregivers are individuals who provides assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) in order to keep a person in their own home instead of going to a facility or hospital.
In the state of California, as of January 2016, in order to become a caregiver, one must first register with the Home Care Aide Registry, where their background is screened through fingerprinting, and they receive five hours of orientation training before going into someone’s home. At Ally Independence, we do not believe that five hours is adequate in order for caregivers to become a qualified. All of our caregivers are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). What this means is that all of our caregivers have had at least 60 hours of classroom training and a minimum of 100 hours of supervised, hands-on training, before even being considered for hire. This training includes an education program that requires classes in medical ethics, anatomy, patient care, patient rights, biohazards, and more. A CNA has the skills and knowledge to properly care for an individual, and take care of their specific needs.
At Ally Independence, LLC, we value the education, training, and dedication that is required with becoming a CNA, and believe that those trained individuals are better qualified to be caregivers and provide care to our clients who deserve nothing but the best in home care services.
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