Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aide (HHA)

Certified nursing assistant and home health aide share many common responsibilities in the field of health care. Both CNA and HHA provide personal care for patients and are focused on fulfilling the patient’s needs with activities of daily living.

The key difference between a certified nursing assistant and home health aide is in their responsibilities. The home health aide is allowed to administer medication while the certified nursing assistant cannot do so.

Furthermore, the CNA work in organizational healthcare settings such as nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals while the HHA work in the patient’s home. While certified nursing assistants can work in the patient’s home, the home health aides never work in organizational healthcare settings.

The common for both healthcare positions is that they involve providing companionship and taking care of the patient’s activities of daily living (ADLs) and basic needs such as feeding, bathing, changing, replacing bandages and dressings, exercising, etc. Both CNA and HHA are supervised and report back to the nurses and doctors overseeing the patient’s care.

Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.