“When I sign up for Honor, who actually comes to provide the care?” Great question—one of the most important ones to ask before finding a home caregiver and setting up care.
Honor Care Professionals are a diverse team of outstanding caregivers, reflecting a wide range of cultural backgrounds, languages, ages, and life experiences. The one thing all of our Care Pros have in common—they genuinely love caring for others. We make sure of it. That unique passion and commitment shows in the work they do every day.
Many of our Care Pros are licensed Certified Nursing Assistants, some are certified Home Health Aides, others are Licensed Vocational Nurses. We also select many care professionals who may not be accredited but have something equally valuable—experience.
At Honor, we value professional experience.
Professional skills and experience
Some people learn better by doing a job than by studying in a classroom. We value that. Others may have completed their classroom training then started working before getting a license or certification—and just kept on working. We value that too. Regardless of training, certification, or experience level, every Honor Care Pro has been thoroughly background checked, interviewed and screened in-person as well as vetted to verify their references, professional skills and knowledge.
Learn more about Honor Care Professionals—and how thoroughly we screen each home caregiver.
Trained for Specialized Care
Once selected to be an Honor Qualified Care Professional, our Care Pros receive additional training in the best practices of care to support people with specific conditions, including Cancer, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and Parkinson’s. Our unique partnerships with national foundations and organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, enable our Care Pros to bring expert knowledge directly into your home.
Want to learn more about our Cancer Care? The American Cancer Society and Honor have partnered so our Care Pros can provide the best possible care, informed by the most trusted source.
Who comes to my home to provide the care?
Honor matches your needs with the best Care Pro to meet your needs. We always send a skilled professional with the right training and experience—a caregiver we would trust to help our own parents. All of our Care Pros have a background and education or experience in at least one of these areas:
Certified Nursing Assistant
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), the most common of type of home-care professional, is trained to assist with the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and personal care. To become a CNA, a caregiver must complete an accredited or approved training course then pass the licensing exam in their state. CNAs often work in hospitals or other medical facilities as well as in private homes.
Home Health Aide
A Home Health Aides (HHA), also trained to help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and personal care, have more training than most CNAs. HHA requirements can vary by state. In California, Home Health Aides must be certified by the California Department of Health (CDPH). To receive an HHA certification, a caregiver has successfully completely a minimum of 75 hours or an equivalent competency evaluation program approved by the CDPH and also obtained a criminal record clearance.
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a job title specific to California and Texas, requiring extensive classroom and clinical training, including Pharmacology. In all other states, LVNs are known as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). Both LVNs and LPNs are trained to work under the supervision of Registered Nurses (RNs) and physicians, providing basic bedside care to patients. LVNs typically work in hospitals or other health or medical facilities. When working as a Care Pros, LVNs are restricted to performing non-medical duties.
Experienced Care Professional
All of our Care Pros have recent, paid professional experience caring for others. Most Honor Care Pros have years of experience caring for others at home and/or in a medical or assisted care facility. During this time on the job, they have developed the skills and knowledge to be highly proficient in specialized home care, supporting specific conditions or illness, as well companionship and home care to support the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Questions about what to look for when hiring a professional caregiver or want more details about Honor Care Pros and how they can help your family, give us a call at (877) 777-5116. We’re always here for you.
Want to know more about the type of person who becomes a care professional? Just about every Honor Care Pro has a compelling personal reason for becoming a caregiver. Curious about those reasons? Watch for our next post, Who Becomes a Professional Caregiver, to meet some of our Care Pros and learn what inspires them every day.