Sometimes, all that’s needed in order to remember why you entered into the life changing field of healthcare is a little change of scenery.
It’s been almost two years since the start of the global pandemic. This kind of universal experience has impacted every single one of us in one way or the other, but none as dramatically, perhaps, as those of us in healthcare. STNAs and LPNs work on the frontlines of caregiving, and the frontlines can take a toll on anyone after a while. It is hard, necessary, and important work, but after two long years, it’s completely understandable if your energy gauge is on empty.
If you’re weary and unsure how to keep going in the healthcare industry, a move into senior living care might be the right direction and breath of fresh air you’ve been needing. Here’s why.
Reconnect with Patients
You will be hard pressed to find another healthcare setting where you have more opportunities to connect with the people you care for on a day-to-day basis. Senior living communities focus on maintaining a flourishing life for residents, and that flourishing life is filled with laughter, joy, meaningful conversations, and love.
Because the atmosphere at a senior living community is far more family-oriented, our approach to care for our patients is also team oriented. We understand at a core level how fundamentally important our nurses are to the care and comfort of our residents. Your day in and day out contributions to the lives of our residents is essential and appreciated.
As a member of the team at a senior living facility, your objective the majority of the time is to keep residents well rather than to treat illness. This involves a significant focus on good nutrition, exercise, medication management, and healthy social interaction, which altogether changes your daily interactions and outlook with your patients.
Improve Work-Life Balance
As care providers, it’s often our families who take the brunt of our stress from the work we love, often without us even realizing it until things get too heavy for us to carry. Working in senior living offers flexible scheduling so that you can find more time for the people who matter most in your life.
If you’re ready to gain a fresh perspective on what drew you to nursing in the first place, consider applying at Danbury Senior Living. We have communities all across the state of Ohio where your gifts and talents will be appreciated and celebrated. Learn more about being a nurse at a Danbury location near you.