10 great gifts for CNAs

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It’s time to recognize and honor CNAs (Career/Certified Nursing Assistants)—those folks who spend their working days administering pretty intense hands-on care to individuals who are ill, elderly or disabled. The National Network of Career Nursing Assistants has designated the week of June 16—23 as the 34th annual National Nursing Assistants Week and June 16th as National Career Nursing Assistants Day. If you work with a CNA and want to show your appreciation for the work she or he does, here are 10 ideas for gifts that are sure to please.

1. A gift certificate for a manicure
Unlike the rest of the gifts listed below, this one isn’t something you can hold in your hands. But speaking of hands, a CNA endures a lot of wear and tear, so what would be more enjoyable than having those hands—and nails, of course—pampered? And a manicure always includes a hand massage, which is often the most delightful part of the experience.

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