June 17-24 marks National Nursing Assistants Week, and The Woodlands could not be prouder of the amazing CNAs who serve our residents.
CNAs provide direct, hands-on care to our residents. We asked some of our CNAs to share what their jobs mean to them.
What does a CNA do?
“A CNA’s job is to make the residents as comfortable as possible and doing things that make them feel at home.”
“The real question is what won’t a CNA do? We assist in bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting.... We are good listeners. We do a lot of redirecting. We cry, we pray, we hold our breath! We hope that there are better days. We appreciate quiet moments. We hug and say, ‘Great job!’ And, sadly, sometimes we have to say, ‘Goodbye.’”
“Helps residents with feeding, gives showers, assists with dressing, shaving, etc.”
What led you to become a CNA?
“I love helping others. I love the elderly, and I’ve always wanted to be in nursing!”
“I always wanted to be a pediatric nurse and take care of children. However, when my little girl died, that all changed! I felt like I still wanted to take care of people, so I thought it would be easier on my emotions to take care of older people instead.”
“Watching my mom take care of my grandma when I was young.”
What is the best part of being a CNA?
“The people you take care of become like family. It’s very rewarding to know that you have helped someone.”
“The relationships you form with your residents. They become your family along with your co-workers as well.”
“The best part about being a CNA is the feeling of being emotionally rewarded after one of my residents smiles at me and says thank you for all that I do and that they love me!”
If you are interested in joining our amazing team of CNAs, you can apply on our Indeed page here.