Careers in healthcare look promising for those considering training in a health related field. This is due to several factors, including the aging population, shortages in trained health care workers, and increased demand for both home care and long term care services.
Today’s aging population is living longer, due to advances in health technology. However, they will require ongoing preventive and health maintenance services, to address the common problems associated with the general population and with aging itself. Hospitals and long term care facilities will need reliable, highly trained nurse’s aides, to provide personal care. Charter Health Care Training Center provides the training and skills development necessary to become a certified nursing assistant.
Those who want to consider home health as a career may want to take the bridge program offered by Charter. This program offers training to certified nursing assistants, or those who have completed 75 hours of nurse aid training. It’s designed specifically to develop skills needed to assist patients in a home care setting. Home health care is also expected to grow, as older people choose to remain at home until they die or as long as possible. This population will require frequent monitoring and assistant with self care and with health maintenance activities.
If you’re already a CNA or simply want to acquire some additional skills, Charter has programs for basic life support, AED, CPR, First Aid, and blood-borne pathogens. These additional training programs are often required by hospitals and long term care facilities. Home care agencies will also require some first aid and CPR training of their home health aides. Having the training complete prior to applying, can give a nursing assistant a competitive edge in securing a rewarding position in a facility or home care agency.
Those who don’t want a direct care position, but want to work in a facility, may want to consider the dietary aid training program. This type of training prepares individuals to work in large kitchens in hospitals and long term care facilities, by teaching nutrition, meal planning, sterilization requirements, and many other skills for the position.