What is it like to work for a home care agency? Senior Helpers’ owner Bobbie Hartz visited the Delaware Skills Center to talk about job opportunities for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students in the home care industry. The students receive clinical training at health care facilities to receive hands on experience. They can apply those skills in a home setting to allow those who need assistance remain in their homes.
Aging in place is the wave of the future in health care and most people prefer to remain in their homes as they age. In April 2014, AARP reported in “Livable Communities Baby Boomer Facts and Figures“ that “87 percent of adults age 65+ want to stay in their current home and community as they age.” Senior Helpers’ owner Bobbie Hartz explains how the students can work flexible hours and brighten the day for seniors needing assistance in their homes.
Senior Helpers customizes each caregiver/client relationship to ensure the finest compassionate and individualized one-on-one care available. Services include meal planning & preparation, errands, transportation, light housekeeping, laundry, linen changing, household management, bathing, dressing and grooming monitoring and assistance, personal hygiene care, walking assistance, medication reminders, toileting, transfers and more.
In addition to the Delaware Skills Center coursework, the students receive Senior Helpers’ Senior Gems® dementia training on campus. This exclusive training program was developed in collaboration with Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, a leading educator on dementia with over 30 years experience in geriatrics.
The Delaware Skills Center CNA students are ready for immediate placement with their background checks and other requirements completed upon entering the school’s program. Near the end of their eight-week course, business partners are invited to job fairs held at the school where they can interview the students who are about to take their exams and receive certification. The students present professional résumés, gain interview experience and are encouraged to apply for employment.
Senior Helpers has hired many students from the school. As employees of Senior Helpers, they can work around their school schedules, gain work experience under the supervision of registered nurses, and get paid.
If you needed help at home, wouldn’t you like to receive it from a certified nursing assistant?