Meet Donna Moody – May 2021 Aide of the Month

Congratulations to our May aide of the month, Donna Moody!

Donna has been working for Family & Children’s Service for more than 13 years. Donna received her license through the FCS CHHA training course offered to Monmouth County residents.

Before coming to work for FCS, Donna spent many years as a dietary aide for Monmouth Medical Center. Her experience inspired her to pursue a career in Home Care.

All CHHAs must complete 76 hours of specialized training, pass a competency evaluation, and undergo a criminal background check before becoming certified and licensed by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. CHHAs work under the guidance and direction of a Registered Nurse and must undergo training in personal care skills, including bathing, dressing, shopping, meal preparation, Range of Motion assistance, and a variety of other tasks.

Donna was selected to be the May aide of the month for going above and beyond her duties. When asked what do you think the most important qualities of being a CHHA are, she responded, “you must understand and value patience dealing with sometimes overwhelmed families and clients .”

She shared that many of her client’s families maintain full-time jobs. Home Care helps the families get a much-needed break from managing a career and being a primary caregiver.

Donna would tell someone who was becoming a CHHA “It’s a great introduction to the Health Care field.”

Thank you, Donna, for all of your hard work!

 

Author: Ty-Kiera Brown
Home Care Coordinator

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