After more than 20 years with Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, Karen Miller, team leader -…
During National Nursing Assistants Week, June 17-24, Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, takes a moment to recognize and thank our personal care specialists for all they do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide superior care to our patients and families we are privileged to serve.
At Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, personal care specialists are state tested nursing assistants (STNAs). They provide the essential daily, hands-on care in homes, nursing homes and inpatient settings. As professionals, the personal care specialists are instrumental in promoting and safeguarding the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of the patients and their families.
They participate as members of the interdisciplinary team and communicate any patient changes or updates to ensure proper response time and quality patient care. Ohio’s Hospice also has several STNAs who serve the organization in non-clinical ways, including scheduling and pharmacy services. Others serve as buyers, Hospice House coordinators and excellence educators.
Our personal care specialists go above and beyond each and every day. They work days, evenings, weekends and holidays. They provide or assist with personal care, including but not limited to bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, hair care, meal preparation, feeding, transfers and exercises.
Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care is grateful and thankful for its personal care specialists’ kindness, compassion and expert care. They make a difference in the lives of patients and families with every interaction. We appreciate all they do to serve our mission.
We invite you to get to meet one of our personal care specialists. Andrea Hayes became a personal care specialist because she loves helping people and knowing that she’s made a difference in someone’s life. Andrea says the best part of serving patients and families is “the connection you make with people and learning about who they are.” While she has many memories as a personal care specialist, she always remembers the smiles of the patients and families she has cared for.