Is a Nursing Job in Senior Living Right for Me?

Is a Nursing Job in Senior Living Right for Me?

There are lots of options to explore when you’re searching for the next step in your nursing career. As the Boomer generation ages, more and more nurses will be needed in senior living communities. If you’ve never considered working in senior living before, you might be surprised at what you find, especially in a resort-style senior living community like Danbury. 

Here are a few of the reasons a nursing position in senior living might be just the right fit for you:


Lower Stress

The nursing emphasis in senior living communities is on helping our residents live the healthiest lives possible. We’re here to care for the whole person, help them maintain a vibrant lifestyle, encourage them to exercise and choose nutritious foods, and monitor their medications, all so that they can thrive. 

This kind of environment combined with a caring staff who are there to support you as well as the residents means a much less stressful workplace and a happier you!


Control Your Schedule

Senior living offers you a reliable schedule with flexible hours so there aren’t any surprises from week to week. You control your schedule, so that you can make time for the people and activities that bring you the most joy in your life.


Long-Term Positions

Jobs in senior living offer substantial stability as well as opportunities for growth and advancement for years to come. Not only can you expect exceptional benefits including paid holidays, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), and insurance benefits, Danbury’s nursing staff can develop additional leadership skills to advance within our organization. Danbury also partners with area higher education institutions to offer reduced tuition to further your education, so that you can achieve the goals you have set for your future.


Establish Relationships

Other nursing jobs offer brief encounters with patients before you have to move on to the next person. In a senior living community, you are able to develop lasting and meaningful relationships with the people you care for on a daily basis. Nurses in senior living have the opportunity to learn from and celebrate the lives of the people they serve. This is the kind of relational care you dreamed about when you imagined your life as a nurse.


Be a Valued Member of a Team

So often nurses work in isolation, but at Danbury, we emphasize the importance of every team member. Our leadership and management know the importance of nurses and seek to nurture a family atmosphere that sees you, hears you, and supports you. As a nurse in senior living, you have opportunities to collaborate with other care professionals who are all working together to create the best living environment for our residents. 

If you’re ready to further explore your future as a nurse in a senior living community, visit our website to learn more about our benefits package and current job openings. We think you’ll love the difference Danbury makes, for both our residents and our staff.

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