Blessing of the Hands ceremony celebrates caregivers
Each year, in June, we acknowledge the contributions made by those individuals who have chosen to make the nursing assistants profession their life’s work. These dedicated and compassionate individuals are quite literally the heart and soul, not to mention the “hands,” of our community. In celebration of Nursing Assistants week O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village held a “Blessing of the Hands” ceremony on June 26.
Staff from all departments came out to join in the celebration performed by Dr. Rev. Marcettes Cunningham, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Our hands express the function of caring, whether in administrating medication, providing rehabilitation, preparing a meal or helping a resident’s family. We are privileged to work for a profession where we have the opportunity to care for others and make a difference in their lives.