When choosing a senior care facility for your loved one it is important to ensure that the facility is qualified to produce the highest quality of care. One way you can ensure your facility is doing this is through staff certifications. Here are a few that you should check out:
- Home Health Aide License: Similar to the basic caregiver certification, with a Home Health Aide license, caregivers learn basic medical care, patient care, emergency response and patient support in the home.
- Basic Caregiver Certification: In this certification program, caregivers learn how to assist in activities of daily living (ADLs), such as how to handle emergencies and how to navigate caregiver-family relationships.
- Certified Nursing Assistant: For this certification caregivers are trained in a wide variety of topics such as, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, infection control, vital signs and measurements, cultural diversity, resident’s rights, and mental health training. Training also teaches the legal aspects of healthcare, including data collection, documentation, reporting suspected abuse, and protecting patient confidentiality.
- First Aid & Emergency Care: These include a range of certifications including First Aid, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Basic Life Support (BLS). This can prepare caregivers for simple cuts, burns and bruises, as well as how to manage larger medical emergencies until EMS arrives.
Certifications are a great way to keep your senior care facility up-to-date and providing the best quality care, but there is more to consider than this. To find out more on how you can improve senior living, healthcare, and operational efficiency with our specialized center management services call us at (210) 495-1950.