Jonesboro students learned valuable experience today in feeding others. Lisa, LaTesha, Jaime, and Katrina fed each other and themselves as if they had a disability, were blind or unable to care for themselves. In addition, these ladies took and passed their final exam today and will come back this week to demonstrate their competency skills.
Family caregivers are the foundation of long term care in the US. Four in 10 adults are now family caregivers and most of them willingly take on this responsibility for their loved one. However, studies have shown that these informal caregivers are not prepared for the vast array of tasks they are expected to provide
Today is the beginning of a new journey for these ladies as they graduate from the In-Home Assistant (PCA) course in Jonesboro. They have learned valuable caregiving skills and are shown here practicing what they have been taught. The IHA/PCA course provides education on the basic skills necessary for those who require minimal to moderate