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Omicron: What We Know

      Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, other variants of the virus have evolved, including the Delta variant, which is said to be more contagious, causing two times as many infections. On November 24, 2021, a new variant of COVID-19 was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), which named the variant Omicron and classified it as a Variant of Concern (VOC). Soon after, the U.S. designated Omicron as a Variant of Concern and on December 1, 2021, the first confirmed U.S. case of Omicron was identified.       The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been collaborating with global public health and industry partners to gather as much information as possible about Omicron. It...

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Skills to Know as a Certified Nursing Assistant

      The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) is an industry certification that was developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to assess understanding of nurse aide skills. The NNAAP exam is composed of two parts: a written (or oral) portion, which is offered in both English and Spanish, and a skills demonstration portion. As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), there are skills that are essential to know to be successful on the job.          During the skills portion of the exam, the exam proctor will give you a list of five skills to perform. These are selected at random and pulled from a list of skills. Hand washing will always be...

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Counting Down to the New Year

        As we wave goodbye to 2021 and count down the days to the New Year, Voyager Home Health Care wanted to take this time to look back on some memories from 2021.     This year, Voyager expanded its services further across Colorado and added numerous counties to its service list. It also started three new programs: Medicare, Parent CNA, and its program approved services agency program (PASA). For almost a decade, we have proudly served clients enrolled in Medicaid, and at the beginning of this year, we received Medicare accreditation allowing us to offer our services to those enrolled in Medicare. We also launched our Parent CNA program which compensates those who are eligible to...

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Voyager: The Only Voyage Worth Taking

      Voyager Home Health Care (Voyager) is the highest-rated home health care agency providing around-the-clock in-home Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Personal Care Worker services in the Colorado Springs area. For almost a decade, we have proudly served clients enrolled in Medicaid, and this year, we received Medicare accreditation allowing us to offer our services to those enrolled in Medicare. Since establishing its roots, Voyager has branched out into other healthcare related directions and is expanding its services throughout the state of Colorado and across state lines.    At Voyager, we invest in the best medical and non-medial staff to ensure you receive the highest level of care and customer service. Our highly-trained staff of skilled Registered Nurses...

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Temporary CNA Licenses: How to Apply and What You Need to Know

      The Colorado Board of Nursing is currently issuing temporary certified nursing assistant (CNA) licenses to new graduates of an approved nurse aide training program due to a backlog in skills exams. If you are a new graduate of Voyager Nurse Aide Program or a different nurse aide training program, here’s how you can receive a temporary CNA license.   New nurse aide graduates can submit an application to the Colorado Board of Nursing for a temporary CNA license. However, you should only submit an application after you have successfully completed the written exam. The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) is a two part industry certification that assesses the understanding of nurse aide skills. It is typically required...

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