Senior caregiving positions are available for both companion caregivers and C.N.A.'s (Certified Nursing Aides) and some states provide the additional training and certification exam for C.H.H.A.'s (Certified Home Health Aides).
By becoming certified, more employment opportunities open up for a senior caregiver. This is because nursing homes and hospitals must maintain a minimum staffing level of Certified Nursing Aides in proportion to the number of beds occupied.
Many times, long-term care insurance policies require the senior care to be provided by a C.N.A. in order for the policy to cover the care.
Types of Employment Opportunities for C.N.A.'s:
- Senior Home Care Agencies
- Assisted Living Communities
- Nursing Homes
Training Required for C.N.A.'s
- Complete C.N.A. course program offered by colleges and community programs
- Fulfill course requirements for graduation, including clinical assignments
- Pass state C.N.A. exam
- Pass Criminal Background Check
Learn more about the caregiver training provided to C.N.A.s, take a sample nursing aide exam and a practice exam and find C.N.A. schools in your area to decided if this is a certification you would like to pursue.