In the past several years there has been an increasing demand for Certified Nursing Assistants in non-traditional work settings. That is one of the greatest things about choosing to become a CNA. There are many different work environments available to you.
One such popular career options for CNAs these days is obtaining employment in adult daycare centers. If this sounds like something that interests you, the following information can answer any questions you may have.
What is an Adult Daycare?
Adult daycare centers are just as the name sounds. They typically operate five days a week during normal business hours. However, some of them do offer services after hours, on weekends and during holidays. These centers are becoming more popular as many families are juggling working and caring for children of their own.
Adult Day Center gives clients opportunities to meet and socialize with other individuals. They offer care services as well as recreational activities for clients. They also give families of clients opportunities to keep their jobs and to provide a break without worrying about their loved one.
Requirements to Work in an Adult Daycare
Aside from earning your CNA certification, you generally don’t need any special training to work as an adult daycare Nursing assistant. However, it can certainly make your resume more appealing and boost your chances of securing employment in an adult daycare center if have professional caregiving experience.
Responsibilities of Adult Daycare CNAs
Some of the skills you will need to perform will depend on the type of care that the adult day care center offers and the unique needs of each client that is assigned to you. We have listed some but not all the tasks that you will be performing.
- Serving Meals to Patients and Helping Them Eat
- Helping Patients with ADLs
- Arranging Enrichment Activities for Patients
- Assisting Patients with Hobbies and Crafts
- Assisting During Special Arranged Activities
Adult Daycare CNA Salary
Working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in an adult daycare center your salary will vary depending on several factors including your employer, city and state, experience, and credentials. The average salary that has been reported in the past few years is slightly higher than the average yearly salary for all CNAs, which is around $26,250.
If this sounds like the CNA job you’ve been wanting, you should start applying to positions in your area. You may want to check out some of the online Nursing Assistant communities and ask others their experiences working in an Adult Day Care. This will give you an idea of the pros and cons.