Our work at Blue Water Homecare dedicated to serving the needs of seniors and their families is enriched immensely by the support of outside certified nursing assistant (CNAs) caregivers.
For this, we celebrate and salute them and all that they do June 16-22 for National Certified Nursing Assistants Week.
This year’s theme for their recognition week is “I’m Still Standing” in reference to the unimaginable strain healthcare workers have endured over the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those whose main focus is on seniors.
It is estimated that 2.5 million nursing assistants help care for the elderly and those who are chronically or terminally medical conditions while living in their own homes or at nursing and other care facilities. One of the core missions of a CNA is to help those who cannot help themselves.
Tasks that CNAs often assist with include:
- Grooming by brushing hair, and teeth, clipping nails or shaving
- Feeding and documenting food and liquid intake
- Monitoring vital signs
- Administering some medications and therapies
At Blue Water Homecare, we benefit from the medical training and expertise that a CNA can provide while we carry out our own duties as we help seniors age and rest comfortably and safely in place and at home.
Some of our personalized services that can be tailored to suit you and your loved one’s needs include general At Home Care, Dementia Care, and a Parkinson’s Program unique to the special challenges associated with this neurodegenerative disorder.
Thank you to all of the nurses who our team of caregivers is fortunate enough to work alongside. Blue Water Homecare appreciates you more than you know.