October is Continuing Care Month in Nova Scotia

October 13, 2023

The Nova Scotia Federation supports and champions the remarkable work of Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) in our province, acknowledging their invaluable contributions with unyielding positivity. These unwavering healthcare professionals deserve our utmost admiration for their essential role in our healthcare system, offering critical care and support to our community’s most vulnerable individuals.

CCAs are the backbone of the Health Care system, tirelessly ensuring the well-being and comfort of seniors and individuals with disabilities. CCAs do much, from assisting with daily patient tasks like bathing and dressing to providing crucial emotional support and companionship. CCAs profoundly impact the lives of those under their care. Their unwavering commitment upholds the dignity and quality of life for those in need.

As our population ages, the demand for CCAs continues to surge. As a result, these dedicated professionals often face heavy workloads and long hours, which can be physically and emotionally draining. Acknowledging the challenges they bravely confront and providing them with the necessary support is paramount. By doing so, we can guarantee that CCAs continue to deliver exceptional care to those who rely on their services.

Furthermore, supporting CCAs recognizes their extraordinary efforts and strengthens the overall quality of healthcare in Nova Scotia. When CCAs receive the support they need, they are more likely to remain in their roles, reducing turnover and ensuring the continuity of care for patients. This stability results in improved patient outcomes and heightened satisfaction for the care recipients and their families.

The Nova Scotia Federation acknowledges the importance of equitable compensation for CCAs. These dedicated professionals should receive fair wages that reflect the value of their work and the daily challenges they face. Competitive salaries serve as a testament to our appreciation for their unwavering dedication and play a critical role in attracting and retaining skilled individuals in this field.

A substantial investment in the professional development of CCAs is vital. Ongoing training and educational opportunities empower them to keep in tune with best practices and advancements in healthcare. This continuous growth leads to improved care and a higher standard of service delivery.

The Nova Scotia Federation wholeheartedly and passionately supports our Continuing Care Assistants due to their invaluable role in our healthcare system. Their unwavering dedication, boundless compassion, and tireless work contribute to the well-being of our community’s most vulnerable members. We will continue to provide steadfast support for fair compensation, a good pension and benefits and ample opportunities for professional growth. 

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