Many caregivers are certified nursing assistants or certified home health assistants and have chosen a career in caregiving that pays more in fulfillment than in dollars. These assistants have attended a professionally certified training program and passed a state exam to become a certified nursing assistant or certified home health aide (each state regulates the certification in their states, along with the titles).
To recognize the ongoing need for quality caregivers and to help support the needs of nursing aides, the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants has created the Nursing Assistants and Direct Care Workers week for June 11th - June 18th.
Take time this week to say thank you to a caregiver and to learn more about the profession you may visit the nursing association's website.
You may also learn about the training for nursing assistants and find a training program in your area on Caregiverlist.
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