Yesterday, when our staff arrived in the building, there was an enticing and delicious smell that greeted them in the hall–the smell of homemade waffles baking. At 7:00 A.M. fresh waffles were served with all the toppings–real butter, maple syrup, blueberries, chocolate chips, and whipped cream! This was just one way we honored the great work of our certified nursing assistants (CNAs) this week.
These men and women are the backbone of our resident care as they provide personal assistance with meals, daily tasks, hygiene, and other needs of our elders. We appreciate their hard work so much and love to celebrate and reward them all year long, but especially during national CNA week in June.
One of our CNAs recently won a county wide award for excellent leadership in caregiving. Nelda is a shining example of the kind of compassionate care that we strive to provide to each of our residents. The waffles were just one way to communicate that we see and appreciate the excellent work of our CNA team.
Other activities for CNA week include “Hat Day,” a catered lunch, free gifts, and more.
We hope you’ll join us in saying, “Thanks for caring!” to our nursing assistants!