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Our Hospice CENAS (Nurse Aides)

It’s National Hospice & Palliative Care Awareness Month

Today we’re celebrating our Hospice CENAS!


What is a CENA or CNA?

Certified nursing aides assist with daily living needs. Personal hygiene care, (bath, shampoo, oral hygiene), simple wound care, toileting, feeding and skin care is provided. Supportive care such as personal laundry and meal preparation is available.

CENA Fun Facts:

  • Nurse aide jobs were established during WWI, when the American Red Cross launched a program called the Volunteer Nurses’ Aide Service.
  • In 1987, while Ronald Reagan was in office, Congress passed the Omnibus Reconciliation Act which set standards for certified nursing assistant training, education, and requirements.
  • 53,000 CNAs are registered in the state of Michigan
  • HH employs 29 CNAs
  • 11 eligible of our CHPNA Certified (Hospice and Palliative Care)
  • Poppen Hospice Residence CNAs enter into patient’s rooms 150 times on average in a 24 hour period.


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