MCC is gearing up to celebrate the 40th annual CNA Appreciation Week this year with a great event: the CNA Day of Celebration. But that’s not the only thing going on to celebrate and appreciate CNAs that week! The whole healthcare industry is abuzz with CNA appreciation. Thursday the 15th kicks off the festivities with National Career Nursing Assistants’ Day, recognizing nursing assistants who have dedicated their lives to the well-being of others for 5 to as many as 58 years.
If you’re not familiar with what CNA means, here is a quick primer:
Certified Nursing assistants (CNAs) are key players in the lives of the people in their care. Each day, more than 4.5 million caregivers provide hands-on care to our nation’s frail, elderly, or chronically challenged citizens in nursing homes and other long term care settings. These important workers have various titles including: Nursing Assistant, Direct Care Worker, Nurse Aide, Care Assistant, Caregiver, Hospice Aide, In-Home Care Aide, ED Assistant, Resident Assistant, Hospice Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Personal Care Assistant, Geriatric Aide, Restorative Aide, Health Care Assistant, and many more titles.
For more information, see //cna-network.org/.