Why NH Needs Caregivers
An aging population and rapid shifts in employment are straining NH’s healthcare system. This has further increased demand for Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs), universally known as “caregivers”.
The NH Needs Caregivers! Initiative – run through the NH Health Care Association – is a grant-funded effort to encourage and help individuals start a healthcare career as an LNA. The initiative will help 700 people find an LNA position at a nursing home, enroll them in training, cover licensing preparation and costs and provide them with a $500 bonus after six months of employment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is an LNA (Licensed Nursing Assistant)?
An LNA – or caregiver – plays a critical role in patient care. It also serves as a starting point for a healthcare career that focuses on compassion and making a difference in the community. As an LNA, you’ll get a flexible work schedule in a close-knit community filled with purpose and job security.
An LNA provides basic nursing care which includes assistance with bathing, dressing, eating and mobility. Among other tasks, they also take vital signs, observe and report information and keep patients company.
Q. Who is eligible?
If you are under the age of 18: Please download and complete the Under 18 form before starting the pre-application process.
Q. Can I get training and/or licensing costs covered?
If you are a displaced worker or Medicaid-eligible, your training costs will be fully covered. Other financial aid options include scholarships through the NH Charitable Foundation (Medallion Fund), the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) / NH Works, NH JAG, MY TURN and more. You are encouraged to work with the nursing home or long-term care facility that is hiring you to help explore support options. NH Needs Caregivers! may offer additional scholarships in late 2020.
If you have questions about financial assistance for training/licensing, please contact Roxie Severance at 603.226.4900 or email us at email@example.com.
Q. What about licensing costs and processes?
Licensing costs are fully covered under the NH Needs Caregivers! Initiative. Training programs also include licensing test preparation and help with scheduling these tests shortly after the training has been completed.
Q. How do I find LNA training near me?
Due to COVID-19, most nursing homes cannot run on-site training programs. However, several New Hampshire cities and towns have on-site training at dedicated business locations. Find training programs and nursing homes here.
These organizations are supporting the NH Needs Caregivers! Initiative.