Since 1977, those in the healthcare industry have celebrated National Certified Nursing Assistants Week in recognition of the tireless service and dedication CNAs offer those in their care. This year, this week of appreciation kicks off June 18th, 2020 and we at Eskaton ask you to join us to honoring their commitment to older adults throughout our state and across the nation!
CNAs were first established during World War I when the “Volunteer Nurse Aide Service” was established for American Red Cross, with nearly 8,000 nurses initially deployed to serve under the program. Serving alongside U.S. Army nurses, CNAs worked triage in major areas, treating wounded soldiers and providing acute care in reserve, field, base and civilian hospitals. 60 years after the end of the war, the passing of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 revolutionized the senior services industry, creating a large demand for CNA professionals across the country.
Certified nurse assistants are healthcare professionals who work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing environments, and senior living communities, serving people in need. Coordinating care between patients and doctors, CNAs often assist individuals in performing daily tasks they might not be able to handle on their own. These medical professionals are vital components in assuring well-rounded, compassionate care.
Please join Eskaton in offering all the CNAs working in our communities and across the nation our heartfelt appreciation for all they do, each and every day.