Personal Care Aide: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:48)
Julia Martin cares for individuals with disabilities, children, and the elderly.
Personal Care Aide: Career Beginnings (01:29)
Martin began her career as a state-tested nursing assistant. Working as a candy striper in a hospital influenced her career.
Personal Care Aide: Keys for Success (00:46)
Personal care aids need a kind heart, dedication, and the desire to help people.
Personal Care Aide: Education and Certification Requirements (01:24)
The profession requires CPR testing and a state-tested nursing assistant certification. STNAs exist in Ohio. Training includes learning how to use the Hoyer lift, making an occupied bed, and wound care protocol.
Personal Care Aide: Workplace Atmosphere (01:14)
Martin works out of patient homes and travels to her clients. Some people need more assistance than others.
Personal Care Aide: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:17)
Be generous, caring, and want to help others. Volunteering as a candy striper will help train an individual to be a personal care aide.
Personal Care Aide: A Day on the Job (00:51)
STNAs usually receive a list, but Martin recommends going with the flow. Clients may need housekeeping, help showering, and pet care.
Personal Care Aide: Industry Goals and Services (00:29)
Make clients feel as if they have someone to depend on. Work hard to leave them with a sense of peace.
Personal Care Aide: Industry Challenges (01:26)
Dealing with different intimidating family members can prove difficult.
Personal Care Aide: Looking at the Future (01:02)
Personal care aids will always be in demand. One can work in home health, nursing home, and assisted living facilities.
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