Home Health Aide Requires You to Know How to Drive - page 2

I have applied to endless jobs for a CNA position but have not been able to get one. I applied to a Home Health Agency that required me to know how to drive. I do not know how to drive, nor do I have... Read More

  1. Visit  tazmom profile page
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    I live in WV. I have been in health care for 14 yrs now and yes I can take public transportation to my clients houses. As matter of fact I get drop off a block away from their house to protect them and myself. I have been a CNA, am a Medical Assistant & Anesthesia Technician.
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  3. Visit  coco.nut profile page
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    My HHA required proof of insurance upon hire and it had to be a certain amount of coverage because we do drive clients in our cars if needed. We also get reimbursed for mileage running errands and ferrying clients around. I have had jobs where all I did was transport clients, which is a nice change from being stuck in a house working.

    I am in MD and there is no way that one could get to clients houses using only public transportation. We have a bus system in the 2 major cities, but service many clients in the "country" inbetween them.
  4. Visit  SlaveHeart profile page
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    The two HHA's I have worked for requrired me to show them my drivers license and insurance. But according to my insurance company I am not covered to transport people while at work (unless it is a co worker of course). The cost to change my insurance to cover transporting someone that is a client in my care was outrageous and not worth the low wage I was getting as a HHA. Luckily none of the clients I was assigned needed me to take them anywhere during my short 2-3 hour shifts!
    Also double check with the agency to see if you will be working as a CNA or as a caregiver. Both of the places I applied to had ads for CNAs and asked for copies of my certification but then just hired me as a caregiver instead?!?!?
  5. Visit  tomc5555 profile page
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    Most of my clients preferred we use their car, they liked the familiarity and to run the car periodically. HH agencies advertise for CNA's because the training is beneficial. When a CNA is working in a home they are not working under the scope of CNA. The regulations require certain conditions be met to work as a CNA, these conditions do not extend to the home setting.


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