About the Contributor: Brenda Nachtway

Brenda NachtwayA nurse aide since 1987, Brenda Nachtway is a direct care worker specialist for the DCA and a graduate of the 2008 Voices Institute National Leadership Program. She is also the co-chair of the Pennsylvania Direct Care Workers Association and chair of its Education and Conference Planning Committee. Brenda worked in a nursing home for six years before she switched to hospice care, starting in private duty and then taking a job at a hospice program in Pennsylvania. She cares for people who are dying both in their homes and in nursing homes.

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