As individuals age, many times the elderly find themselves facing an illness, disability, or the loss of skills necessary to accomplish the daily tasks of living alone. The transition from in home to a nursing facility can often leave the elderly feeling useless and depressed. Hiring a home health aide to assist in the elderly patient’s home is a way to provide someone to interact with throughout the day and also allow them to continue to be independent in their own home.
Home Health Aides and State Tested Nurse Aides can make a difference in the lives of elderly patients. Through their support and assistance, elderly patients can continue to live within their own home independently. The following are a few of the many ways HHA, CNAs, STNAs assist:
- Offering emotional support by listening to the patients and showing kindness.
- Provide excellent care to the patients by applying the most up-to-date skills and techniques learned.
- Communicate clearly with other medical professionals involved, such as doctors, nurses, specialists, and the patient’s family to ensure they receive accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
- Offer moral support and keep them motivated to continue independently living.
At Richard Medical Academy, we offer the skills and training necessary to provide attentive health and living assistance to the elderly. If you have a passion for senior care and are interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant, contact us at Richard Medical Academy for more information on our Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) programs.