National Nursing Assistants Week Celebrates CNAs

We at Caregiverlist.com recognize the important role that Certified Nursing Assistants play in the care of our elderly, frail and challenged population. We’ve made the advocacy and appreciation of CNAs one of the cornerstones of our mission.

We celebrate the 35th annual National Nursing Assistants Week from June 14-21. As our nation matures and more people choose to age in place, CNAs are a vital component to our health and well-being. We also recognize that Certified Nursing Aides provide as much as 80% of the direct care in nursing facilities.

CNAs are on the front-line of caring. They provide most of the hands-on interaction with their patients. They can be found in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices and private homes. Certified Nursing Assistants’ duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Dietary care and nutrition
  • Assistance with daily excercise
  • Aiding with personal hygiene
  • Administering medication and treatment per doctor’s recommendation
  • Providing emotional support
It’s a noble and challenging profession, and an employment sector that is guaranteed to grow in the coming years. If you are a family caregiver looking for a career, we can help answer your questions. If you are a companion or personal caregiver, consider CNA training to enhance your skill set and make you a more attractive employment candidate. And of course, if there is a Certified Nursing Assistant somewhere in your life providing care for you or a loved one, now is the perfect time to voice your appreciation for all they do.

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Posted by: Renata Jasinski Laszuk, Content Manager

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