Types of Caregivers - Health Care -
Daily Living Assistance in Melbourne
RN (Registered Nurse)
A graduate of an approved educational program for Registered Nurses. Maintains a current Florida State license as a Registered Nurse.
The Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing and evaluating the care given to the patient, and reporting to the patient's physician.
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)
A graduate of an approved educational program for licensed practical nurses. Maintains a current Florida State license as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
A Licensed Practical Nurse operates under the direction of a Registered Nurse or a Physician.
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Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide
Maintains state certification and or a graduate of a state approved training program.
Assists with activities of daily living (hands on care) as required by Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
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Provides basic non-medical services such as: light housekeeping, errands and general companionship.
All of the Statutory Requirements above can be found at the Florida Administrative Rules, Law, Code, Register FAC, FAW, eRulemaking website at https://www.flrules.org/