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Restorative Aide Part 1

Do you enjoy helping people restore their quality of life?  Are you passionate about advancing quality of life?  Are you a Certified Nurse’s Aide and have wanted to expand your career?  And do you want to make a difference in someone’s life?  If the answer is yes to these questions, you might be interested in working as a Restorative Aide.  This week we will be taking a closer look at the required skills, basic job duties and education requirements of a Restorative Aide.
What is a Restorative Aide?
A Restorative Aide is a certified nursing aide who has additional training and skills to work with patients on improving their strength and mobility.  Their goal is to improve a patient’s functioning toward independence with walking, eating, caring for oneself, etc.  Patients receiving restorative care could be any age and could require rehabilitation from a wide range of circumstances.  Restorative Aides work alongside nurses and physical therapists, and are usually part of a team.

What are the necessary skills?
Some essential skills of a Restorative Aide are compassion and patience.  Additionally, job knowledge, communication, practice of cultural diversity and teamwork are important.  It is also necessary to display good customer service and interpersonal skills.  Observational skills, ability to follow protocols and rules, along with time management and adaptability are essential as well.
How can I learn more?
A Restorative Aide is a key position within patient care at nursing homes and in rehabilitation services.  This week we will take a look at the specific job duties, job outcomes and education requirements.  Until then, click here to explore more about becoming a Restorative Aide through We Care Online and for additional information: https://wecareonlineclasses.com/courses2/all-states/restorative-aide/

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