Covenant Hospice celebrates National Nursing Assistants Week

Published 06/19 2014 05:34PM

Updated 06/19 2014 05:54PM

Dothan, AL. - Covenant Hospice will honor the work of its Nursing Assistants who provide compassionate hospice and palliative care to individuals facing end-of-life issues during this year's 37th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week, celebrated June 13-20 throughout the United States.

Hospice Aides give “hands on” or personal care which includes: bathing, dressing, hygienic care, light housekeeping, and simple meal preparation. Many of the Hospice Aides at Covenant Hospice are Certified Hospice and Palliative Care professionals and have years of experience working with hospice patients. The excellent team of Hospice Aides at Covenant Hospice is made up of: Lisa Mahan, Lisa Stokes, Amy Moore, Lynn Sawyer and Sonya Snow.

National Nursing Assistants Week begins on June 13, marked as Career Nursing Assistants Day, which is set aside each year to recognize longevity of service, special contributions to care practices and accomplishments of the nursing assistants who have made caring their life career. Nursing Assistants provide predictability and stability to care, which in turn enhances the feeling of security for our aging, frail, or chronically challenged citizens. They bring wisdom, patience, humor, and a general attitude of caring to the daily lives of their patients.

Covenant Hospice is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses. For more information about Covenant Hospice or to make a hospice inquiry, contact the local branch office at 334-794-7847 or visit