Thursday, June 13 is observed as National Career Nurse Assistants’ Day. Though it goes without saying that our CNA’s deserve our appreciation each and every day of the year, this day serves as a reminder to make time to go out of our way for a little extra act of thanks.
How can you show your appreciation for a CNA on Thursday, June 13? Here are just a few ideas to help spark your inspiration.
Put it into words.
The most thoughtful gifts don’t have to cost anything. As you know, “It’s the thought that counts.” So how can you let a CNA know that you are thinking about them? Put it into words! Write a letter, give them a card or put it in a poem. Don’t worry about being creative, simply speak from the heart. If you can, share a story of a time when you really appreciated their help. This will show that you’re grateful for them well beyond this day.
Do something that makes their job a little easier.
Think of a way to make their day-to-day tasks just a bit more enjoyable. Is there a tool or technology you might buy for them that can make their tasks more efficient? Is there something broken or outdated in your home, or wherever your CNA works, for example a clock or cooking appliance, that you could replace? Or maybe you purchase something that offers entertainment, like music or a book, to brighten up their day.
Honor your relationship with them.
A CNA does much more than care for another person, they form deep relationships which can be as close as family. Honor them by giving them a token of appreciation that reminds them of this relationship. For example, you can get a photo of your CNA with the person for whom they care and create a keepsake by framing it or incorporating the photo into another craft. Every time they see this photo that will be reminded that their job is so important to those they touch.
Give them the gift of rest.
Another thoughtful way to observe National Career Nurse Assistants’ Day is to think of a gift that encourages them to take a break and rest. A new candle, lotion, essential oil or gift card to a local spa are all wonderful ways to say, “I appreciate all the hard work you do for our family and you deserve some time to rest and recharge.”
Take it to social media.
We put most everything on social media, why not post some positivity? Share a story or simply offer some words of kindness for how a CNA has touched your life. Use #CareerNurseAssistantsDay to share on social media so that other CNA’s who might be following along can find your message and benefit from the added appreciation.
This National Career Nurse Assistants’ Day, June 13, be sure to take a moment to thank a CNA for all they do! To all of our CNA’s at Ella Home Care, and everywhere, thank you for all the love and care you pour into those who need it most. You bring joy and peace of mind to families and help others live the best possible quality of life. Simply put, you make the world a better place. Thank you!