Reliable CNAs and HHAs for Home Health Care in Vero Beach
If a friend or doctor has told you to look for a CNA or HHA for skilled care and personal assistance, you have come to the right place. We hire experienced and licensed CNAs and HHAs to help you with everything from bathing and toileting to wheelchair transfers and eating.
What Is a CNA?
This is an abbreviation for certified nursing assistant. A CNA knows how to recognize basic signs of illnesses and emergency situations. CNAs are trained to measure blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate, and temperature. They know how to help you walk safely and to assist you with wheelchair transfers. CNAs also know how to assist with grooming, toileting, bathing, and dressing. If you have trouble swallowing or have other issues with eating, they can help you eat safely. Our CNAs go a step further and do their best to put a smile on your face every day with their optimism and encouragement. In Florida, CNAs are required to attend state-approved training classes, pass a test, and go through a rigorous background check to be certified.
What Is an HHA?
A home health aide is similar to a CNA. HHAs are also required to go through state-approved training that lasts at least a total of 40 hours or pass a competency test. They must also submit to and pass a background check. Home health aides focus more on helping you with housework, personal care, and exercise. They do not provide medical care. The limit of their medical work is measuring vital signs.
Our RNs and LPNs handle medical care, diabetic care, and skilled nursing tasks such as wound dressing and doctor-prescribed treatments. Interpretation of medical information must also be performed by nurses. CNAs and HHAs are not nurses and are not allowed to perform certain tasks. To learn which members of our care team you will be working with, please call us for a free consultation.