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Our Impact

Training improves the skills and confidence of caregivers, and the quality of life of the people who receive their care. In turn, the benefits of a trained caregiving workforce extend to the systems of care.

Activities resource positively impacts nursing home residents

August 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.

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A holistic approach to caregiving

August 6, 2021

Aside from enhancing skills, caregiver training emphasizes dignity, respect and self-care for both the caregiver and the person receiving care.

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A second set of eyes for the care team

June 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.

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CNA apprenticeships offer career pathways for nursing home workers

May 26, 2021

Apprentices get paid as nursing aides while they pursue training to become certified nursing assistants.

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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.

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Turning experience into a lasting legacy

May 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

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Finding creative ways to give care

April 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.

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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.

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