Activities resource positively impacts nursing home residentsAugust 12, 2021
Studies have shown that recreational activities at nursing homes have a positive effect on residents’ quality of life. Having a choice of activities gives residents a sense of independence, and participating in activities that interest them helps reduce feelings of isolation and depression.
A holistic approach to caregivingAugust 6, 2021
Aside from enhancing skills, caregiver training emphasizes dignity, respect and self-care for both the caregiver and the person receiving care.
A second set of eyes for the care teamJune 10, 2021
Trained caregivers are pivotal to helping people with Alzheimer’s remain in their homes. Proper training ensures that the caregiver understands the disease and knows strategies on how to provide better care.
CNA apprenticeships offer career pathways for nursing home workersMay 26, 2021
Apprentices get paid as nursing aides while they pursue training to become certified nursing assistants.
Breaking down language barriers
CCA’s training programs are offered in several languages, and for caregiver Byeoung Dutt learning essential skills and medical terminologies in her native language makes a huge difference.
Turning experience into a lasting legacyMay 17, 2021
CCA board member Joyce Hayashi’s advocacy for homecare workers stems from the lessons she learned when she took on the role of caregiver for her mother and sister without any previous training
Finding creative ways to give careApril 27, 2021
Linda says the most illuminating part of the IHSS+ Alzheimer's caregiver training in Alameda County was the module on how each stage of Alzheimer’s and dementia affects the brain. It inspired her to think creatively with her caregiving.
Persevering despite the pandemic
Starting as a new nursing assistant in the middle of a pandemic proved to be tough. A former kitchen aide, Martha's first day as a CNA was so overwhelming she almost walked away. But she persevered. Now she’s setting her eyes on advancing her career further in the medical field.