Should You Hire a Certified Nursing Assistant to Help Your Loved One?
You carry a heavy weight of responsibility as a caregiver, but you don’t have to handle it alone. Hiring a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to visit your loved one in the comfort of his or her own home takes the pressure off of you while preserving and improving your loved one’s quality of life.
Ongoing Medical Care
Chronic medical conditions like Alzheimer’s become more difficult to manage as they progress. Your loved one may reach a point where he or she requires professional, medical checkups and monitoring to prevent complications.
An in-home CNA performs these duties so that you don’t have to keep taking your loved one to the doctor or hospital for medical assistance. If you’re not a live-in caregiver, having a professional caregiver help also ensures your loved one doesn’t forget to take medications or miss routine checks like blood pressure and blood sugar.
Help with Daily Living
Many in-home CNAs offer additional help with what are known as “activities of daily living,” or ADLs, which include:
• Meal preparation and feeding
• Assistance with bathing, hygiene, and dressing
• Helping your loved one get around the house
• Taking medications
• Managing communications
Having assistance with ADLs eases the burden of caregiving and gives you breathing room to take care of your own essential tasks, including self-care and stress reduction.
Aging relatives can struggle with loneliness if they’re no longer independent enough to go out on a regular basis and family doesn’t stop by as often as they would like.
Even if you’re there frequently, it’s nice for your loved one to have someone else to talk to, especially a CNA with in-depth knowledge of his or her medical condition, who can provide assurance and comfort when symptoms are bothersome. Look for a CNA who connects well with and shows genuine interest in your loved one.
Here at Caring Home Care, we have many years of experience pairing compassionate CNAs with families like yours. We are dedicated to helping your family find the right fit.
Added Comfort and Safety
It isn’t always possible for you to be present around the clock to assist your loved one, and some challenges may require medical knowledge to be performed properly. In-home CNAs are trained to provide medical assistance and can offer guidance to maintain consistent comfort for your loved one while minimizing the risk of problems.
Help from an in-home CNA makes it possible to meet your loved one’s medical needs without having to transport them to-and-from the doctor daily. Seek out a trusted professional through Caring Home Care, to get the highest quality of in-home care for your loved one.