Monday, June 15, 2015

Celebrating CNA's

The week of June 12th through 19th marks the yearly celebration of National Nursing Assistant week. Each year millions of certified Nursing Aides work hard to provide hands-on care for those who are not able to provide care for themselves. This can be a difficult job which requires much patience and  compassion.

Medi Hospice serving the Petersburg, Richmond, and Charlottesville areas provides CNA care to patients and families who are receptive to it. When an individual is admitted to hospice services, they have a choice to receive visits from a CNA up to three times per week.  Medi CNA's display the most caring, compassionate care that south and central Virginia has to offer.

Tasks that CNAs might perform for patients include bathing, changing clothes and sheets, shaving, brushing teeth, and various hygiene related routines.  Hospice CNA's may offer education to family or caregivers to the patients we treat. This offered guidance provides families the knowledge they need to safely care for their ill loved ones.  As a general overview of what CNA's might do on a daily basis when caring for patients, take a look at the video below created by the "CNA Practice Tests" YouTube channel.

CNA's carry out this back breaking work with a caring, compassionate attitude which embodies the hospice philosophy by promoting comfort and quality of life in all they do. Medi Hospice would like to take this time to thank all of our CNA's and aides across the country for their generous and kind hearted work.  Without the dedication of CNA's the healthcare world would be severely lacking in many areas. Thanks to your sacrifices we are able to maintain the proper dignity and respect for our patients up until they pass away.

For more information about CNA's please visit the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants at