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‘The Reality Is, It’s Incredibly Hard’

Shelly Hughes’s typical day starts at 9 p.m. She’s used to not wanting to get out of bed and go to work, but now the feeling is much stronger. Her son, home from college because of social-distancing measures, tells her every day to quit her job. Lately her husband takes extra care to set out her scrubs and make sure that she has coffee. “He is just a little bit extra affectionate,” she told me. He reminds her to wash her hands and avoid people who cough. It’s “like he’s sending me off to war or something.”

In a sense, he is. Hughes is a nursing-home aide in Washington State, and her patients are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Hughes’s work has always been intimate, and hard:…

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  ‘The Reality Is, It’s Incredibly Hard’

Preexisting staffing shortages and dismal pay are colliding with a crisis that’s testing the limits of the nurses and health aides caring for the sick and elderly.

National Association of Health Care Assistants

The mission of the National Association of Health Care Assistants is to elevate the professional standing and performance of Caregivers through recognition, advocacy, education and empowerment; while building a strong alliance with health care providers to maximize success and quality care.

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Promoting recognition, education, research, advocacy and peer support development for nursing assistants in nursing homes and other long-term care settings.

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