Certified Nursing Assistant Awareness Day to Celebrate Career Caregivers

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Caregiverlist​® partners with Midwestern Career College to host a free event in appreciation of local Certified Nursing Assistants and Caregivers.

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CNAs are the unsung heroes of the healthcare field.

Caregiverlist and Midwestern Career College will hold a Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) Awareness Day on Friday, June 16, 2017, for certified nursing assistants and senior caregivers in the Chicago area. The free event coincides with the 40th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week.

During the event, CNAs and caregivers will have the opportunity to learn about caregiver and CNA career paths, meet other caregivers and senior care companies, and attend skill-advancing workshops. Free food, training, entertainment, and prizes will also be provided to thank professional caregivers for their service in improving the daily lives of their patients and senior care clients.

More than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 years old every day, and the need for qualified professional caregivers will increase to unprecedented levels in the coming years. Because approximately 70% of people over the age of 65 will require some form of long term care services and support during their lives, Certified Nursing Assistants and home health aides are among the top five fastest growing occupations in the U.S. CNA Awareness Day was created to support the thousands professional caregivers providing in-home care as well as in the state’s over 800 nursing homes. It is also an occasion to invite more people to explore this fulfilling career path.

“CNAs are the unsung heroes of the healthcare field. Midwestern Career College is very pleased to partner with Caregiverlist on this event as a way of expressing our appreciation for CNAs in the Chicagoland area,” says Jeremy Oberfeld, CEO of Midwestern Career College.

When: Friday, June 16, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The morning session of workshops from 9:00 a.m. to noon will be repeated in the afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Midwestern Career College
100 South Wacker Drive, Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60606

Register for the FREE event at MCCollege.edu.

About Caregiverlist®
Caregiverlist® is a provider of digital tools created by experienced senior home care experts. Caregiverlist® first offered caregiver certification training in 2012, applying digital tools to caregiver training customized for the senior caregiver caring for seniors in their own homes. Caregiver Training University powers the caregiver training, customized for individual state requirements. Caregiverlist® also delivers the efficiencies of the internet to senior care companies by providing online job applications, digital caregiver training portals and client referrals. Seniors and caregivers can access senior service information “by state,” view nursing home costs and star-ratings and learn about all senior care options and quality standards. For more information, please visit http://www.caregiverlist.com.

About Midwestern Career College
Midwestern Career College provides premier career-focused education to empower students with academic training, technical expertise and professional support to launch or advance their successful careers. Through the main campus in Chicago and extension campuses in Blue Island and Naperville, Midwestern Career College offers healthcare technology training programs in MRI, dialysis, ultrasound, surgical technology, medical assisting and basic nursing assistant. To learn more, go to https://www.mccollege.edu.

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