Improving the Quality of care for Our Most Vulnerable Population
The Perry Foundation is a non-provider based 501 c(3) non-profit organization that provides evidence-based education to Nevada’s caregivers and healthcare professionals. Our education is grounded in a person-centered approach and promotes consistency and professionalism in the delivery of care, ensuring caregivers are equipped with the tools necessary to provide the best care possible.
“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”
― Rosalyn Carter
Academy of Health
Welcome to the Perry Foundation Academy of Health…where your success is our purpose.
The Perry Foundation Academy of Health provides superior-quality education programs. Focused on ensuring learners are equipped to meet the needs of the workforce through student-centered education and training. Utilizing a person-centered care approach, our academy will provide the tools needed for students’ personal fulfillment with an appreciation for their dignity of work.
As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will offer patients compassion and patience while assisting them with day-to-day life tasks such as dressing, bathing and feeding. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) enjoy solid job security and frequently work a flexible schedule. Typical work environments include long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics and in the home.
While in school, you will be instructed on a broad range of subjects, including infection control, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency procedures, personal care skills, psychosocial needs, basic restorative services and skills, basic nursing skills, quality improvement and more. The Perry Foundation Academy of Health’s CNA program is 96 hours and takes up to five weeks to complete, preparing you to take the Nevada State Board of Nursing exam.
Friends of the Foundation
Board of Directors
Board Chair / Founder
Claudette Lachowicz DNP, MS, RN
Mik Staeck RN
Madge Rascoe RN
Kathy Clemens MSHS, BSN, RN
Cara DeMers CNA
Sydney Strott CNA
Sandy McHaney RN