Our Mission Statement
To work hand in hand with individuals, families, and communities in delivering world-class comprehensive and compassionate home health care services, training, and other solutions.
Favored Healthcare Services was founded by a healthcare industry veteran. As a founder, the Administrator has served as a licensed professional registered nurse for over 18 years in the State of Georgia. We strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the State of Georgia Department of Community Health.
As health care continues to move away from institutions to homes, use of home care services is increasing and the various therapies being provided at home are more complex. With technological advances and portable equipment such as pumping devices, more cardiac clients can be cared for at home, rather than in the hospital.
FHS offers private home health care services to individuals who are not capable of functioning independently on their own but require watchful oversight and/or supervision.
FHS goals are mainly to provide quality skilled nursing care and personal support services to its clients. These services and care will be provided by licensed professional nurses(Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses) and trained/qualified Personal Care Aides/Certified Nursing Assistants and Companion/Sitters.
All services and nursing care are periodically observed and supervised by Registered Nurses.
We are fully insured and bonded. We cover twenty four counties: Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Oconee, Walton, Forsyth, Banks, Hall, Oglethorpe, Madison. Jackson. Henry, Clarke, Rockdale, Morgan, Newton, Clayton, Cherokee, Barrow, Lumpkin, Towns, Union, Dawson
Our Commitment and Focus
As a world-class care services provider, Favored Healthcare Services’ utmost focus is to provide exceptional services solutions with extraordinary results. Not only do we excel in catering to the needs of individuals who have limited mobility in an independent capacity due to age or a medical condition, we also provide a high-grade set of training, courses, and reviews in the healthcare industry.
Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the quality of services we provide and the proficiency of the staff that performs them. With thorough and comprehensive multi-stage screenings, our staff of caregivers and registered nurses are both highly competent and genuinely compassionate
What is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)?
A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). CNA’s are also commonly referred to as a Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or a Nurse’s Aid.
How is a CNA different from a Medical Assistant (MA) and an LPN?
While certified nursing assistants and medical assistants (MAs) do have some similarities, such as working with patients and providing patient care, it is important not to confuse the two healthcare careers.
Both careers assist doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers with treatments, procedures, and tests. Medical assistants focus primarily on patient assessment, evaluation, and assisting doctors with patient care and treatment, whereas nursing assistants are generally more involved in direct patient care. Nursing assistants have specific job-related duties they are able to perform that are dictated by the state of employment.
LPNs, otherwise known as a Licensed Practical Nurse, require a license and passing a state-mandated exam. CNA’s on the other hand only need to obtain a certification in order to practice. LPNs often take classes similar to RNs in order to obtain additional information about health care and the human body. Additionally, there are certain tasks and procedures that LPNs are able to perform that CNA’s can not, such as inserting a peripheral intravenous catheter.
What is the Career Outlook for a CNA?
Certified nursing assistants are currently in high demand and the need is projected to continue through 2028.
This number will only increase as the baby boomer generation ages and there is an increased demand for additional long-term nursing care facilities. Nursing assistants will be needed to care for this population which is more likely to suffer from dementia and other neurologic changes.
The BLS projects that employment for nursing assistants will grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028.
What Qualities Should a CNA Possess?
Nursing assistants first and foremost must enjoy interacting with people on a daily basis in order to find enjoyment and fulfillment in this career. Other attributes should include:
- Advanced communication skills
- Time management
- Physical Strength
How do CNAs Transition to Other Nursing Positions?
Becoming a certified nursing assistant does not immediately translate into other nursing degrees.
In fact, it will only provide clinical knowledge and experience which may in turn help earn entrance into an LPN or RN program. Otherwise, becoming an LPN or RN requires acceptance into those individual programs.
Once accepted into an LPN or RN program it may make certain aspects easier because of the knowledge and experience already obtained from on the job training; however, it very rarely decrease time in those programs.
On the other hand, having the experience and healthcare connections could potentially assist in job placement after graduation.
What Does a CNA do?
CNAs can help a unit run smoothly, especially for those nurses that have multiple medically complex patients. Responsibilities of a CNA include, but are not limited to:
- Turning or repositioning patients
- Gathering supplies for the RN or MD
- Obtaining vital signs per protocol
- Answering patient calls/bells
- Bathing patients
- Documentation of information obtained
- Feeding patients, measuring and recording their food and liquid intake
- Combing hair, shaving, caring for nails and brushing teeth
- Cleaning rooms and bed linens
- Stock supplies
- Prepare rooms for admissions
- Helping with medical procedures
- Dressing wounds
- Assisting patients with elimination
Direct responsibilities will vary based on the location of employment and ultimately the nurses level of need. CNA duties are determined by individual states and it is up to the individual to ensure they are following state guidelines and not performing duties outside the scope of practice.
CNAs can work in an inpatient hospital setting but are more commonly found in long-term residential facilities, rehabilitation centers, and adult daycare centers. They are rarely employed in outpatient office/clinic settings. These facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a liaison between the nurse and the patient.
Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, there were approximately 1,564,200 employed as certified nursing assistants. Nursing care facilities employed the greatest number of nursing assistants (38%) while only 4% currently work for the government.