I Said “No” to the Vaccine. Then I Got COVID.

COVID Vaccine

Being a certified nursing assistant (CNA) over the past year has been filled with so many emotions, decisions, and sacrifices. For those who love caring for older adults who are sick and frail in our ...


The Care You Give: Understanding Frailty Can Help You Keep Residents Stronger

frail elder

You may have heard more about frailty related to older adults in the past year or so. There have been dozens of journal articles about this, and with good reason. We’ve learned that understanding a pe...


The Care You Give: The Importance of Understanding Epilepsy and Seizures


Seizures are more common than you may think, and they can be easy to miss. Let’s take a look at what causes seizures, how you can identify them, and what you can do when an older adult has one. Most s...


The Care You Get: Taking the Flame Out of Gaslighting

Gaslighting blog

We’ve all been there. Someone denies that something was done or said even though you saw or heard it with your own eyes and ears. That’s called gaslighting, and it’s not okay. It can have a negative i...


The Care You Get: When There Aren’t Enough Hours in the Day

You’re short-staffed to begin with and another CNA calls in sick. You already had 20 residents, and now you have 27. You want every single one of them to get the care they need and deserve, but there ...


Celebrating CNA Week June 17-24!

CNA’s help maintain care in some of the nation’s most difficult environments. During the COVID 19 crisis, CNA’s were deemed as having the most dangerous in America. We should celebrate these men and w...


I’m not old, I’m Seasoned

Career CNAs is the foundation in which this profession is built from. A solid foundation will keep things standing through the most horrible of storms. So why are the older CNAs never talked about? Co...


CNA Stress and Anxiety

I remember one of the first things I learned as a CNA was to leave personal issues at the door. I understood, we need to greet each resident with a smile. Soon I realized just how hard that really was...


The Ins and Outs of Grieving

Over the past several months there have been questions about ‘how do I grieve’ or ‘how do I properly grieve for my resident?’ The answer is that there is no proper way to grieve the loss of someone yo...