Hi, my name is Shannon Beeson and I work as a CNA here at Abode. My journey began at a home health agency, caring for one patient each day who had ALS. I was there when it came time for her passing, and it was then I realized my calling for hospice. After talking with my patient’s hospice nurse, I made a promise to myself I would work towards my official CAN license and pursue the hospice field.
I did just that. Once I achieved my goal, I reached out to that RN and she offered me my first hospice job. It is because of my many people who believed in me that I am still a Hospice CAN today. My road has been vivid and beautiful, and I hope I never leave the hospice life.
My favorite part of being a hospice CNA is simple – You are there, with your patient at the final days of their lives. Often things can get tough, and it makes it all the more special when gaining the trust of your patients and their loved ones. Every day is different. Every day is challenging. But every day is always splendid.
Abode is truly a dream come true. The people I work with are wonderful. I am met each day with kindness, compassion, love and respect. Everyone here pushes me to be my best and meets me with pure professionalism and compassion. I am so proud to be a part of this company. I feel that it has the perfect work-life balance. This here, is as good as it can get.