La Porte City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (“The Lodge”) will be hosting a rally presented by the National Association of Health Care Assistants, NAHCA, to recognize their certified nursing assistants, CNAs, and their dedication to providing care for Iowa’s frail and elderly. This is just one stop on a month long state-wide tour “CNAs Caring for an Aging America, Proudly Taking It On!”
CNAs provide over 90% of the bedside care and are instrumental in the delivery of quality care. The demand for CNAs is great; the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the need for CNAs to grow by 21% through 2022 due to aging baby boomers, growing rates of chronic conditions and dementia.
On Thursday, May 21, at 10 AM NAHCA Co-founders, Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell will stage an outdoor “rally” to honor the CNAs in this community for their work and dedication. Porter explains “Being a CNA is very difficult, both physically and emotionally. We want to use this opportunity to recognize their important work, as well as bring a spotlight to the profession, highlighting the rewards of caregiving so that others will consider the CNA career path.”