Our personal care specialists support our mission to provide the comprehensive services required to assure quality of life and enable patients to thrive and live independently longer. They are part of a care team that takes a comprehensive approach, caring for the complete spectrum of needs for patients battling chronic illness.
When facing a chronic illness, our patients need a team of people focused on caring for them. At Pure Healthcare, our personal care specialists focus on improving the life experience for our patients and their outcomes by delivering the best care when they need it most.
Our personal care specialists are committed to making each day matter for our patients and their families each and every day. We appreciate our personal care specialists for their passion and commitment to our patients.
At Pure Healthcare, our personal care specialists go above and beyond their role in their commitment to our mission. They provide quality nursing assistance to patients according to the plan of care working under the direction of a registered nurse (RN). They work days, evenings, weekends and holidays. They provide or assist with personal care, including but not limited to bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, hair care, meal preparation, feeding, transfers and exercises.
As professionals, our personal care specialists are instrumental in promoting and safeguarding the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of the patients and their families. They participate as members of the care team and communicate any patient changes or updates to ensure proper response time and quality patient care.
We’re grateful to our personal care specialists for all they do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide superior care and superior services to the patients and families we are honored and privileged to serve.
At Pure Healthcare, our mission is to provide the comprehensive services required to assure quality of life and enable patients to thrive and live independently longer.
Our personal care specialists are state-tested nursing assistants (STNAs) who provide the essential daily, hands-on care in homes, assisted living facilities, extended care facilities, and inpatient settings.
We appreciate them each and every day as they go above and beyond making each day matter.TM They make a difference in the lives of the patients and families we are honored and privileged to serve. We’re grateful for all of our personal care specialists who support our mission!
We invite you to get to know some of our personal care specialists. Here are a few of their stories.
Andrea was a child when she decided to become a personal care specialist after her grandmother had a stroke and needed a lot of help. When she cares for our patients, she treats others how she would want to be treated or want her loved ones treated. “If a patient of family has a special request, I follow through to see that we can make that happen,” she says. “Sometimes, it’s the little things that mean the most to people.”
Lily has been a personal care specialist for 19 years. As a former nurse, she became a personal care specialist because she felt she could do more for patients working in home care. She says that kindness is the first thing you need to show patients during the first visit. “You gain their trust and respect,” she says. “You build a strong bond of understanding and appreciation from the patient.” One of her favorite memories as a personal care specialist is when she was invited to a patient’s grandson’s wedding.
Anita became a personal care specialist after her mother had a stroke and was not getting proper care for rehab in a nursing home. A home health aide suggested she take the training to care for her mother. She quit her job and cared for her mother for several years. After this experience, she felt called to continue providing care to others as a personal care specialist. Her favorite memories are bonding with her patients and their families. “They let you know that you make a difference in their lives,” she says. “That gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling.”
At Pure Healthcare, our personal care specialists are certified by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), the leading national organization for end-of life care nursing.
It’s a commitment driven by our mission. It’s a fierce determination to set an unparalleled standard for quality care, and a desire to provide staff members with both a fulfilling job and opportunities for career development and advancement.
We make a considerable investment each year in supporting our personal care specialists in their pursuit of certification. We provide test preparation courses, a practice test, and coaching and counseling after the practice test. Participants are paid for their time in class, and we pay for the cost of the certification test.
As leaders in palliative care, we’re focused on growing a team of professionals to serve our patients and their families. If you are interested in an opportunity where you can help us in our commitment to making each day matterTM, apply today at: www.purehealthcare.org/careers