Compassus – Yuma Recognizes Local Nursing Assistant

YUMA, Ariz. – The Compassus program serving Yuma and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Monica Perez during National Nursing Assistants Week, June 9-16, for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families. She has been working at Compassus since 2011.

“We are proud to recognize Monica for her tireless efforts to provide our patients and their families with superior hospice care that goes beyond fulfilling their medical and emotional needs, delivering a more meaningful end-of-life experience for our patients,” said Amberly Davis-Owens, Executive Director for Compassus – Yuma. “Monica’s positive and caring attitude, exceptional ability to understand and comfort patients, and willingness to support colleagues makes her an integral part of the care we provide. We are extremely fortunate to have her on the Compassus team.”

Nursing assistants provide as much as 90 percent of the direct long term care delivered in the United States, interacting daily with an array of personalities, cultures, abilities and disabilities in nursing homes, home care, hospice, assisted living, and other long term care settings.

“By writing poems and sayings, Monica uses her artistic talents for the enjoyment and encouragement of others. Her patients and their families especially enjoy when she sings to them during her visits,” continued Davis-Owens.

Compassus – Yuma will recognize other local nursing assistants during National Nursing Assistants Week by presenting them with framed certificates of appreciation for their dedication to the patients and families they serve.

For more information about National Nursing Assistants Week, visit For more information about Compassus – Yuma services, call (928) 344-6100.