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Staycation, CNA Style

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Summer has felt crazy this year. The kids are restless and running out of activities to keep them busy. They can’t even swim in the pool because this heat makes it feel like a hot tub. So, they ...

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We Are Warriors

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Have you ever read a book or watched a movie that you had an unexpected connection with? I recently found myself connected with a movie I was watching late one night. To set the scene, it was a battle...

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Still Standing: In the Words of CNAs

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“I’m Still Standing” is the theme for CNA Week 2022, based on the song by Elton John. We felt this completely represented how CNAs feel after the last two years. On a Facebook post that re...

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Learning from Each Other

Celeste's blog post

I entered a long-term care community, showed my badge, and told the receptionist who I was there to see, as I walked toward my patient’s room. I could feel the glare of eyes that said “who are you and...

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Burned Out or Bummed Out?

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As I spent some time watching my son play his video game today, instead of enjoying the precious time that we would never get back I found myself thinking that I have four more days of work this week....

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In 2022: Will ‘No’ Be the Secret Word?

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The past year and a half has been challenging, to put it mildly. And the pandemic has exacerbated staffing shortages that were brewing before anyone had even heard of COVID. As we look ahead to the ne...

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Work is Tough Right Now. Be Kind.

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I listen to people talk about the heartaches in their departments and often wonder who has the toughest job. Is it the administrator worried about keeping the facility going, keeping it in compliance,...

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A Journey of Awareness & Hope

Journey Karren's Blog post

With Thanksgiving and Christmas nearly upon us, let me ask you a question: do you ever feel overwhelmed drained having a hard time just breathing smiling?  I know I do. Sometimes in the shower, I just...