June 17-24: National Nursing Assistants Week
Nursing Assistants work very hard to help patients meet their basic needs. They offer comfort and support, and work one-on-one with patients, getting to know them better than some of the other medical staff. They use this knowledge to make things easier for the patient as well as to help other staff members treat each patient.
In addition, they work with nursing staff, often assisting with anything that comes up at a moment’s notice.
There are ways patients, staff, and employers can show their gratitude and recognize the efforts of Nursing Assistants. Many choose to send a candy, flowers, a gift card or a simple thank you note or letter to the Nursing Assistant.
This heartfelt thank you can often help a Nursing Assistant stay motivated, knowing what they do really does make a difference for many people.