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Personal Care and Support Services

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Gladden Nursing Care provides a range of nursing and personal care services. The following chart provides a list of specific tasks that our nursing care team performs. For your convenience, we have noted tasks that are performed by our skilled and non-skilled home care professionals:

  • GNA – Geriatric Nursing Aide
  • CNA – Certified Nursing Aide
  • HHA – Home Health Aide
  • MT – Medication Technician
  • LPN – Nurse Practical Nurse
  • RN – Registered Nurse

Home Care Services

Personal Care (CNA/GNA/HHA) Toileting (CNA/GNA/HHA)
  • Assist with bed/sponge bath, tub bath or shower
  • Shampoo hair as needed
  • Brush/combo/or braid hair
  • Oral care/brush teeth or dentures
  • Assist with wearing make-up
  • Clean and file nails
  • Provide skin care with non-medicated lotions
  • Take and record vital signs
  • Remind patient to take medication(Medication must be set-up and dispensed by RN or family)
  • Assist to the bathroom
  • Assist to the bedside commode
  • Assist with urinal and bedpan
  • Provide incontinence Care
  • Empty colostomy/catheter bag(No other colostomy/catheter assistance will be given by unlicensed staff.)
Nutrition (CNA/GNA/HHA) Mobility (CNA/GNA/HHA)
  • Prepare and set up healthy meals/snacks
  • Assist with feeding as needed
  • Encourage fluids
  • Ensure doctor’s orders on food and/or fluid restrictions are followed
  • Assist with walking (ambulatory)
  • Reposition bed bound client
  • Transfer to/from bed or chair (wheelchair)
  • Assist with range of motion exercises
Support Services (CNA/GNA/HHA) Companionship (CNA/GNA/HHA)
  • Wash and fold client’s laundry
  • Clean kitchen & dishes
  • Take out trash
  • Keep client’s bathroom clean
  • Keep client’s bedroom and beddings clean
  • Clean client’s living area
  • Walk with client
  • Help with shopping/run errands
  • Accompany to appointment
  • Transportation (Transportation is arranged or provided by the client or the client’s family.)
Skilled Nursing Tasks (Licensed/Certified staff)
  • Administering meds (GNA or C.N.A. with MT)
  • Giving injection (RN/LPN)
  • Dressing wounds (RN/LPN)
  • G-Tube Feeding (RN/LPN)
  • Colostomy Care (RN/LPN)
  • Catheter Care (RN/LPN)

For information about obtaining above certificates/licenses please visit www.mbon.org.