One of the most personal relationships residents develop while they are in our care at Advantage Living Centers is with our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). These dedicated men and women wear many hats and their commitment to our residents is unmatched.
It’s National CNA Week, so this week we are celebrating all of the great work our CNAs do on a daily basis – their actions are pivotal to the day-to-day operations of all of the Advantage facilities.
Certified Nursing Assistants are responsible for the direct daily care of residents at our facilities; everything from getting ready in the morning to serving meals, taking vitals, transportation and our residents’ nighttime routines (just to name a few).
As one of our CNAs put it, “You become their family when theirs cannot be there. Your patients learn to trust you both as a caregiver and as a friend because of the time spent with them. You learn their favorite hobbies, music, games, meals, as well as their least-favorite people or dessert from the cafeteria. You are there to watch them laugh and smile but also to comfort them through tears and pain.”
When unexpected emergencies arise, CNAs ensure the little details aren’t forgotten. Their hard work is crucial to the healing process for short term residents and the daily comfort of those with us long term.
All of us here at Advantage Living Centers are incredibly appreciative and thankful for the 575 CNAs caring for residents across our facilities. You have one of the most important and pivotal jobs in the world, and we thank you for all that you do!