Welcome to the Ceca Foundation Blog

Our new blog was created to be a place for us to share inspiring and heartwarming stories, photos and videos from award celebrations, examples of successes from our partner healthcare communities, best practices for employee engagement and retention, musings on current events, and more.

We hope you enjoy reading our stories now and in the future. To get updates about new stories on the blog and general Ceca Foundation news, be sure to sign up for our communications.

Help Wanted

Featuring: Caregiver Lashonda B. CNA in Staffing & Scheduling With coronavirus restrictions easing and people out and about again, we’ve started seeing them everywhere – “Help Wanted” signs. They’re posted in restaurants and cafés, retail...

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Caregiving Through Duct Tape

Featuring: George Bridges, Maintenance Technician, Goodwin House Alexandria In the movie The Martian, an intense sandstorm devastates a manned mission to Mars, and the crew must abandon the planet, leaving behind astronaut Mark Watney. He is...

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It’s More Than Just a Job

Featuring: Barba Kargbo, Housekeeping Aide, Potomac Falls Health and Rehabilitation Center In 1991, a brutal civil war began sweeping through Sierra Leone. It would last eleven years—forcing tens of thousands from their homes, and creating a new...

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Born a Caregiver

Featuring: Juanell Glotzbach, Activities Director, Knollwood Life Plan Community We’ve all done it. We can’t remember words, or why we came into the room, or where we parked the car, and before we know it, we’re at the keyboard searching for...

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A Moving Moment With a Veteran

Featuring: Bernadette Leggett, Unit Clerk, Stoddard Baptist Global Care Supporting a Veteran resident through a PTSD episode—“Just squeeze my hand, I promise we’ll get through this together.” You never really know what’s going to trigger a...

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Signs of Caregiver Burnout 

Did you know that the concept of “burnout” was created specifically for caregivers? Today it’s used in all industries and in work and personal life, but the origin of the word was designated to nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers in the 1970’s....

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We Get the Job Done

Featuring: Denise Watson, Patient Care Technician, Doctor's Community Medical Center (formerly Doctor's Community Hospital) “Immigrants. We get the job done.” - Miranda This line from the record-breaking musical Hamilton, consistently gets...

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