Nursing Assistants and Home Health Workers Deserve our Admiration and Gratitude
Many cities worldwide ring out with applause evening after evening. What a wonderful moment of collective appreciation for those healthcare and public service workers who are risking their own lives to save ours. I believe we are failing to include the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Home Health Aides (HHA) and caregivers in our thoughts and actions.
Long-Term Care Coronavirus Deaths Continue to Rise
Today one in five COVID deaths occur in a senior care setting. In fact, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid now demands that all virus deaths be reported to residents, families and the federal government. The Washington Post reports that one in ten nursing homes have at least one coronavirus case.
Millions of CNAs and HHAs serve on the front lines today
I had the honor of interviewing members SEIU Healthcare Workers Union at the Florida Coalition for Silver Solutions kickoff.(minutes 48 – 63). This event occurred on Halloween, 2019 where they described holding a patient’s hand as they died, without family present. They held memorial services to honor the life that seemed forgotten by the wider community. “We are their family” was said over and over again.
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