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As we celebrate National Nursing Assistant’s Week from June 13-20, we want to shine the spotlight on two CNAs who provide support, friendship and hard work to our team every day.

Taylor Royal (pictured above, left) joined the Presbyterian Manor staff in September 2018 and works the evening shift. The thing she enjoys most about her job is helping others.

“My favorite part of my job is just having five minutes to connect with my residents. CNAs are always busy, but whenever I have two or five minutes I like to just sit down with our residents and talk to them about their day or if they’ve done anything exciting or had family come to visit,” said Taylor.

“Taylor makes an impact on the residents by the way she cares for them, like they are family to her,” said Michelle Willhite, director of nursing. “She takes her time when she is assisting them in whatever their need. She actively listens to residents tell the story of their lives. She treats all residents with dignity and respect.”

When she’s not at work, there’s a good chance you’ll find her hanging out at her sister’s house in town and spending time with her three nieces.

This September, Beth Chee (pictured above, right) will celebrate working at our campus for 10 years. As a CNA, her mission is to help the residents whenever they need it.

“Whatever they ask me to help them, I help them, and I enjoy helping them. Sometimes I talk with them and sometimes I make jokes and they laugh,” said Beth.

“Beth is a quality caregiver for our residents,” Michelle said. “She ensures all their needs are met and goes over and above to make sure they are comfortable. She is always rounding during her shift, vigilantly providing quality care.”

Beth has three children and three jobs. When asked how she handles her busy schedule she replied, “I do it all by good time management. I’m never sick, I’m so thankful.”

“Both women are always willing to jump in and assist other team members, stay late, come in early and pick-up open shifts when needed. They are always smiling and helpful, making them true team players and vital to the nursing team at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor,” said Michelle.

Thank you, CNAs, for all you do for us!

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