National Nursing Assistants’ Week
Now as never before, attention is being directed to care of our elder and disabled citizens and greater attention also is directed to the workers who provide hands-on-care and caring.
The 42nd annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week provides a timely opportunity to foster and showcase the wonderful things that can happen for residents and workers when we join together in planning this special week, “Nursing Assistants: Creating a Community of Caring.”
Every year on the first day of National Nursing Assistants’ Week, we observe National Career Nurse Assistants’ Day. This day is set aside to recognize the nursing assistants who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others for as many as 58 years.
Career nursing assistants (CNAs) many times work in hospitals and nursing homes performing everyday living tasks for the elderly, chronically ill or rehabilitation patients who cannot care for themselves. Because they remain in caregiving positions, they provide predictability and stability to care, which in turn enhances the feeling of security for our aging, frail or chronically challenged population. They also bring wisdom, patience, humor and a general attitude of caring to the daily lives of residents.
We would like to recognize and thank CNAs who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others for all they do!
Source: National Network of Career Nursing Assistants