In the late 1970s, the national percentage of male licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses hovered around 4% of the total population. So, in 1982, when Bob Franca began his career at Trinity Homes as a certified nurse assistant (CNA), he was a leader among men.
“My girlfriend heard that Trinity Homes was hiring. I had been in construction before that, and was working part-time at Miracle Mart. I was desperate for a full-time job,” he recalled. “I applied for a job as a maintenance man and two days later they called and offered me a position as a CNA. After the first few weeks, I grew to love it.”
Franca became a licensed Practical Nurse in 1998 and cared for residents at Trinity Homes until 2016. He currently works in the Podiatry department.
“The nursing home was where it all began for me and was a big influence in other areas of my life such as caring for residents, praying with families, and helping them get through the toughest times,” he said. “But the Alzheimer’s unit is my favorite by far,” he added. “My jokes were funny every day!”