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Nursing Assistant Week: Recognize and Thank a Nurse

With National Nursing Assistant Week upon us, now is the time to recognize those that give tirelessly to the care of others.

This June 15-22 is a time to celebrate those that care for our loved ones and make them a priority in all that they do.

While we should be thankful all year-round for the efforts of nursing assistants, this week, in particular, is a time to show our appreciation for the hard work and relentless care they provide to the elderly.
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Dedicated Caregivers for the Elderly

Who enters the field of nursing or caregiving?

  • There are more than 4.5 million caregivers just for the elderly.
  • Nurses and caregivers come from all walks of life.
  • Nurses care for elderly patients with numerous different health conditions.
  • Nursing encompasses a full range of designations from nursing assistants to nurse aides and resident assistants.

No matter their titles, they are there to offer care to your loved ones when they need it the most. They’ve been trained to never give up or lose faith during challenging times.

They have gone through a long journey of preparation to be capable to deal with the care of a senior citizen.

Show Your Appreciation to A Caregiver

During National Nursing Assistant Week, take the time to offer these caregivers thanks for the care they provide your parents and show your appreciation for the hard work that they do on a daily basis.

They often form close bonds with your loved one and are there to help them through tough times whether it be disappointing news or changes in their health.

While there will be plenty of festivities planned to celebrate National Nursing Assistant Week, you too can share in the fun by letting your parent’s caregiver know how much they mean to your family.

Here are some recommended ways you can thank them for the assistance they provide in caring for your parent.

  • Write a simple thank you note
  • Tell them how much the work they do means to your family
  • Let their supervisor know what a good job they do
  • Give them respect on a daily basis
  • Just say thank you
  • Always be courteous to them

While a nursing assistant will certainly appreciate being recognized during National Nursing Assistant Week, don’t forget about their services for the rest of the year.

Keep them in mind as they take to the front lines to care for your parent.

Always show them respect and be appreciative of the work that they do for your parents. Just saying “thank you” will mean a lot to them and let them know you appreciate the care that they provide.

Sources:

http://cna-network.org/