When a client requires more intensive care, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) may be more appropriate choice. The CNA is state licensed professional who undergoes supervised clinical experience to successfully pass a state board exam. CNA’s often act as the primary caregiver and report information to doctors or nurses.
CNAs provide all the same skills of a PCA and HHA while offering more in-depth assistance. They listen to client’s health concerns, noting symptoms or changes in client’s conditions, while performing limited actions under direction of the patient’s doctor. They also monitor changes in physical or mental health.