About the Contributor: Pat Downing

Pat DowningPat Downing was certified as a CNA in 1991 and started her career as a home health aide. In 1992, she moved into long-term at Passavant Retirement in Pennsylvania, where she has worked ever since. She works on a Alzheimers and dementia behavorial unit. Pat is the secretary of the Pennsylvania Direct Care Workers Association and a member of the National Direct Care Partnership.

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