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How to Become a CNA

        A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) can be a rewarding profession, providing individuals entrance into the medical field, useful skills, job security, competitive pay, among other benefits. CNAs provide various levels of care to individuals who are unable to take care of themselves in hospital, facility, and home settings.             Individuals considering becoming a CNA must enroll in an accredited institution and complete a state-approved CNA program before becoming certified. The selected approved program must meet state and government standards which ensures each student receives the necessary knowledge and skills to obtain a license. CNA training courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge nursing assistants need to provide basic care...

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Remaining Connected During the Coronavirus Pandemic

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults aged 85 and up and individuals with medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. As the coronavirus pandemic persists into the fall and with no foreseeable cure to be found for several more months, it is recommended that individuals in these more vulnerable populations limit social interactions as much as possible. As we adjust to this new era of social distancing, there are tools available to help individuals, especially those that are more vulnerable to the virus, remain connected with friends, loved ones, and their passions.       In this social-distancing climate, it is easy to feel isolated and alone....

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Finding an IHSS Providing Agency

Choosing an IHSS Agency The Right Agency for You Choosing the right agency can be daunting. What should you look for in a In-Home Support Services (IHSS) agency? Are all agencies created equal? Will the process and outcome be the same regardless of which agency you choose? You should look at choosing an IHSS providing agency with the same criticisms you would have when looking for a potential employer. It is important you find an agency that is going to be flexible, collaborative, and dedicated to their clients. You should never have a doubt that your agency will be available to address your needs or concerns regarding IHSS services. The main things you should look for when choosing a providing...

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What is the CHCBS Waiver?

What is CHCBS? What is CHCBS? Sometimes it feels like finding any helpful information is like finding a needle in the haystack. While doing your research on In-Home Support Services (IHSS), you may have come across something called Children’s Home and Community Based Services (CHCBS). So, what is it exactly and how does this benefit you? CHCBS is a waiver that falls under Colorado Medicaid. This waiver allows parents to care for their disabled children while being financially compensated for the care they provide. Many parents who have children with special needs are not able to continue working because their child is their priority; between tasks such as incontinence care, feeding tube changes, medication administration, there really isn't time for...

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What is In Home Support Services (IHSS)

What is IHSS? What is In Home Support Services? Are you searching for a program that will benefit your family? Have you had to stop working to take care of your mom, dad, or a close relative? Are you having a diffcult time making ends meet because of the financial strain of not being able to work so you can take care of your loved one? If this sounds like you or someone you know, then In Home Support Services (IHSS), may be the answer for you. IHSS is a Colorado Medicaid waiver program that allows families to be financially compensated for the home health care they provide to their loved ones. This fairly new Medicaid program has proven to...

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