350 County Line Road W. | Westerville, Ohio 43082

STNAs Are Our Backbone

June 29, 2023
Unless you are familiar with the nursing environment, you may have no idea of what an STNA actually does. Yes, they keep the residents clean and make sure they get to meals and activities, but did you know they also have hidden superpowers? It's true! State Tested Nursing Assistants are the eyes and ears of our residents. They know more about the residents than anyone else in the building; sometimes, they even know more than the family members.

Their job is not only to be a caretaker but a listener and a trusted confidant. They get to know all of the little details about our residents' preferences that bring them quality of life each day; which hats they prefer to wear, how they like to be seated for breakfast and what time of day they like to play cards. STNAs are one of the first staff members that new residents meet and are often the ones holding their hands when they pass. They spend so much time with the residents that they build great relationships and become like family.

STNAs have an incredibly physical and emotional job. They need to be strong enough to lift residents to bed but gentle enough not to wake them in the night while repositioning them. They are the ones relied upon to answer the urgent restroom call and gently clean a resident up whenever needed and without any judgment. They provide comfort not only to their residents but to the residents' family members too. Families need to know that when they aren't able to be there, their loved ones are being cared for, both physically and emotionally. STNAs empathize and sympathize. They hold hands, give hugs and wipe tears. They are angels in disguise and are often overlooked. They are a true demonstration of love.

This June, The Landings of Westerville celebrated our STNAs, even though they deserve much more than a week of treats, cards, and gifts. They are the backbone of every facility. They have a thankless job, so please take time to thank them whether you are another employee, visitor or a family member. To all Landings of Westerville STNAs, we appreciate everything you do. We would not be The Landings of Westerville without you!

If you are interested in making a difference in our community, click the 'Careers' button below to learn more about our STNA openings!


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