Hattie Forney, CNA, Named Outstanding Professional in Aging

April 19, 2016

Hattie Forney, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Alexian Brothers PACE, in Chattanooga, TN, received the Eleanor Johnson Outstanding Professional in Aging Award at the Southeast Tennessee Active Aging Forum on April 1. The forum was sponsored by Chambliss Law Firm, The Bridge at Ooltewah, Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, and the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities.

Forney, pictured at left with Eleanor Johnson, has worked with PACE for more than 10 years and spent many years before that caring for frail older adults. She is the lead CNA in the PACE Secure Unit for participants with behaviors such as wandering and agitation. A dedicated caregiver, Forney often sings to calm the agitated behavior of participants. She also paints calming murals, and several of them are on display in the unit.

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