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STNA/CNA: What to put in my advertisement for home care?

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by quick2k2ecotec quick2k2ecotec (Member) Member

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I want to put an ad in my local paper to gather any interest there may be for home care. I have been an STNA for over a year, and am in nursing school to become an RN (finishing next May!). I could not only do what an STNA is capable of, but I would also be willing to go shopping with the person, and help around their home (cleaning, cooking, etc). Do you think this is a good idea? And, what should I include in the ad that will get the point across concisely and effectively? Thanks!!

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Megsd is a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro.

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Are you considering going into business for yourself, then? I'm not sure I would be brave enough to do this, myself, because of the possible liability issues, not to mention you'd be pretty limited to private pay clients. There are many home care agencies that allow aides to do all the things you mentioned. When I worked as a HCA I did everything from baths to shopping to cleaning to just sitting and talking with them for a few hours.

Since you used the term STNA I assume you're in Ohio. If you happen to be in the Dayton area, PM me and I'll tell you a few agencies in the area you may be interested in dealing with.

Good luck in whatever decision you make.

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Jo Dirt has 9 years experience.

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I'd say it would be more hassle than it would be worth to go into business for yourself, especially being a student. If you want to just sit with someone you can go to the hospital and they will likely have a list of available CNAs/sitters that people can hire privately, not need to advertise anything other than your name and phone number and they will add it to their list. Then you wait for people to call.

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