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South Bend CNA celebrates five decades of caring

Louise Bethany // WSBT 22 photo

A South Bend woman seems to always be on duty for more than five decades. Louise Bethany is celebrating 51 years as a certified nursing assistant.

Staff at Cardinal Nursing say Bethany has only missed two days of work since 1966. Bethany says she still loves taking care of people. Some residents have even taken to calling her grandma.

"Everyone has talent. This is mine, a worker that can come in here and take care of these people and be a blessing to them and their families," Bethany said. “Some of them doesn't have families, you know, so they think of me as family."

Bethany will be celebrated by staff next week, which is National Nurses Week.

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