At OnShift, we love any opportunity to connect with our customers in person. And since we have so many in the greater Cleveland area, our sheet cake deliveries have been a staple during national celebrations like National Nursing Assistants Week. Unfortunately, we were unable to make a special delivery last year during the height of the pandemic, so you can only imagine how excited we were to visit Altercare Mayfield Village yesterday to say thank-you to the incredible staff.
Following all safety precautions, we were able to bring the cake to the break room and chat with a few of their employees. What a lovely bunch! They shared their pandemic experiences and how things are going now. In spite of the challenges they faced over the past year or so, everyone seemed to be in good spirits and hopeful about the future -- especially with the fact that their residents are now able to do in-person visits with their family members.
I found one team member's story particularly touching. Having previously left long-term care to move into another segment of healthcare, she returned to the community in the middle of the pandemic. This act of sheer bravery and sacrifice clearly demonstrates her level of commitment to caring for the elderly. It is truly inspiring and what makes this industry so special.
To all the amazing, brave, selfless, dedicated nursing assistants out there: we hope you had a wonderful CNA Week and thank you for everything you do for our nation's seniors.
Altercare has been an incredible partner to OnShift. In fact, we hosted a session on recruiting and hiring tactics with two of their team members yesterday. You can check it out on demand here if you missed it.