It’s common to hear our patients telling people about the wonderful work nursing assistants do for them. Some even describe the aides as their daughters, suggesting a relationship so close they couldn’t live without them.
Although much of their work goes unnoticed and takes place behind the scenes, these carers work wonders for their patients. What is it that makes these aides so special to their patients?
Adult and elderly patients rely on nursing staff to make them feel comfortable during difficult times. With their skill, banter, and a friendly smile, they help patients recover and feel better in themselves.
Nursing care is not only about ensuring physical comfort, safety and basic needs, but also about emotional support. Patients trust nursing assistants to treat them with the utmost care and respect during some of life’s most personal moments.
For example, aides bathe and dress their patients, walk them to the toilet, and assist with mealtimes. Aides also have great communication skills, and they address patients’ needs with kindness, compassion, and patience.