There’s an unprecedented amount of burnout in nursing all around the nation right now. According to Zippia.com, prior to the pandemic, only 15.6% of nurses reported feeling burnt out. Today, a whopping 95% of nurses have reported feeling burnt out within the past three years.
When nurses sign up for healthcare, they know what they’re getting themselves into. This isn’t a case of false advertising—you were trained and prepared to care for people… all kinds of people. And yet, the environment post-Covid has changed.
Many of the places nurses find themselves working are filled with high stress, high emotions, and high conflict, which results in unhealthy job atmospheres and working conditions they just can’t maintain. As a result, nurses find themselves constantly on the hunt for a new place to work, hoping that maybe this time, the work conditions will be better.
Is it different in this hospital system? What about this one? What about this one?
Maybe this time, you’ll be able to stay.
There’s good news. Nurses can still find job satisfaction in their nursing career. They just have to know where to look.
The Cure for Nursing Career Burnout
Nurses need a place of refuge from the high demand, high emotions, and high conflict environments they’ve found themselves in the last few years. Serving as a nurse in a senior living community can provide them with the relief they need. Here’s what you can expect from working as a nurse in a senior living community:
- Lower Stress: In senior living communities like Danbury, the emphasis of care is on extending and improving a person’s quality of life. Nurses see a regular rotation of patients they get to know and build relationships with rather than a revolving door of the distressed. This provides space for an exhausted nurse’s frayed nerves to recover.
- Career Opportunities: Danbury offers nurses many opportunities to grow and develop in their areas of interest. Because our organization has many different communities across Ohio, nurses have the ability to move up the ranks and move into different nursing positions.
- Regular, Predictable Hours: No more carrying long shifts and rummaging through the refreshment station for one more back of jelly beans to get you through the night. At Danbury, our nurses serve set and predictable schedules that provide you with the flexibility you need to be able to be there for your family and personal life.
- Family Atmosphere: Our organization is built upon care and respect, and that extends beyond our residents, to our entire community of care providers. We work as a team to create the healthiest, happiest environment possible for our residents.
When nurses come to care for seniors at Danbury Senior Living, their work lives drastically improve. Explore current job openings to see if it’s time for you to take a breath and make a change to senior living nursing care. We think you’ll love it.