Op-Eds Recognize Certified Nursing Assistants During National CNA Week
Two op-eds in local newspapers recognizes CNAs, our heroes on the front lines who work and provide care in skilled nursing facilities and long term care facilities across the Commonwealth. National Nursing Assistants Week which kicked off on Thursday, June 18th, acknowledges the valuable contributions made by members of your staff every day—especially the Certified Nursing Assistants who provide quality care to residents.
The Lowell Sun published an op-ed, “Heroes in the hall of nursing homes” by Naomi Prendergast, President and CEO of D’Youville Life & Wellness Community in Lowell and Past-Chair of the Mass Senior Care Association. “The truth is that our incredible frontline workers are the very definition of essential not just during catastrophic events, but rather every day. If it weren’t for them, caring for our loved ones would be that much more difficult.”
“Column: Increased government funding for nursing homes is needed” published in The MetroWest Daily News, authored by Sister Jacquelyn M. McCarthy, CSJ R.N., CEO/Administrator at Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham and a Board Member of the Mass Senior Care Association. “It’s National Nursing Assistants Appreciation week right now and what better way to show our nursing teams our gratitude than to recognize their worth.”