As a parent with a child with special needs, it can be overwhelming to fit the time you want to spend with your child into the time you have left over from your busy day, especially when you have a full-time career outside the home. However, as a parent in Colorado with a child with disabilities, home health care agencies can provide you with the option to attend school to receive your nursing assistant certification.
Why Become a PCNA in Colorado?
Becoming a parent CNA in Colorado has a lot of benefits for you and your family. Choosing to be a CNA with a local home healthcare agency, like Evergreen Home Healthcare, allows you to care for and earn a living providing for your child or loved one. However, don’t take it from us. Let one of Evergreen Home Healthcare’s PCNAs, Anthony, tell you his story about becoming a parent CNA for his 6 children with special needs:
“My wife Adéye and I are very ordinary people. When we got married in 1997, we both agreed to have two to four children. We had three boys biologically, and then God did something inside of us. He gave us the desire to adopt seven children at different times from three different countries. Six of them have severe special needs, but they are all a loving part of our family, and we cannot imagine life without them.
That’s why we became parent CNAs. We didn’t want to send our special ones to some institution or community home. It defeats the purpose of having children if we never see them! However, we also knew that the road ahead would be a rough one.
We are so grateful that the state of Colorado allows us to make a living by taking care of our children with needs. The responsibility is great, and the work is hard, but it is 100% worth it. We have the opportunity to touch them, hold them, laugh with them, joke with them, read to them, take them out for fun things, push them gently toward their limits, and kiss them goodnight every day.
The bond we have with our children is powerful only because we can spend time with them, caring for their needs. Who is better to help them be the best they can be if not us — their parents — who love them and are committed to them?
The greatest surprise in our entire journey as parent CNAs is not how instrumental we’ve been in changing their lives for the better, but how much they’ve changed OUR lives and the lives of our three biological boys for the better. They will ever know what it’s like to love and to be loved by children who started this life as castaways from their respective societies because of their disabilities. Love conquers all.”
-Anthony, Parent CNA with Evergreen Home Healthcare
Why Become a PCNA in Colorado?
You know the needs of your child or loved one, best. At Evergreen Home Healthcare, we are capable – and happy – to put suitable applicants through CNA certification. Once you are a licensed CNA, you can provide care for your child, a family member or a patient in need.
If you’re interested in becoming a CNA for your child, contact us today to learn more about our patient evaluation and parent CNA process. We serve the Denver and Northern Colorado areas along the Front Range, from Wellington to Castle Rock, CO and are happy to answer any of your home health care questions regarding our parent CNA program or nursing for your child.