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How to Become a Family Certified Nursing Assistant in Colorado

Family caregivers provide crucial support and assistance to their loved ones. An estimated 53 million Americans currently serve as family caregivers. But the work that they do goes unpaid most of the time. Colorado offers family caregivers the option to become Certified Nursing Assistants and receive compensation for their work. This post explains what a Family CNA is, how to become a paid family caregiver in Colorado, and the benefits of being a CNA for a family member.

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What is a Parent or Family CNA?

A Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA is someone who takes care of a client or patient directly and helps them with anything they need. This includes:

            Taking vital signs

            Helping with activities and outings

            Turning and repositioning patients as well as helping them to ambulate

            Observing and reporting issues to nurses

            Assisting with medical procedures

Which Programs are CNAs Offered Under

Parent and Family CNAs are available for children who qualify under Colorado’s Medicaid Program, Health First Colorado. Adults who have intellectual or Developmental Disabilities qualify for services provided by a family CNA under a Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS). The Elderly Blind and Disabled Waiver also provides CNA care through the Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services program or CDASS.

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How Do I Become a Paid Family Caregiver in Colorado?

All CNAs must take a minimum of 80 hours of instruction from a state-approved program. After completing the education section, you must pass both sections of the Certified Nursing Assistant and Nursing Aide Certification Exam. The exam tests your knowledge and will act as your certification or license in Colorado. Once you pass, all you have to do is submit an application to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies to receive your license.  Contact us if you have any questions about how to become a paid family caregiver.

The Best IHSS Provider

Voyager Home Health Care is known for being the highest paying IHSS & CHCBS provider in Colorado. Voyager is also known for their supurb quality and the cutting edge support of the families they serve. Voyager pays $18 an hour for any Health Maintenance Activities (HMA) hours families are approved for ($20/hr for CHCBS). If you want to know more about this program please give us a call or Text (719-400-2222)


Highest Paying Provider   ● Highest Quality   ● All Phones Text-able   ●   Overtime allowed with hybrid hours  ● Smart Documentation ● Home Healthcare Company with Class A License.


Voyager Home Health Care is known for being the highest paying IHSS & CHCBS provider in Colorado.

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