3 Reasons Why Nurses should Work in a Senior Living Campus
Life as a nurse is interesting, but if you’re passionate about your profession, caring for others will be second nature. Also, it’s something you will want to always be a part of. Nursing recruitment for home nursing is probably one of the most undervalued career paths in the nursing profession.
As such, in this post, we will look at nursing recruitment and why you will enjoy working with seniors.
Assisted Living -Elderly Care
Assisted living is now becoming even more popular and as a result, more and more nurses are needed to provide the care elderly patients need. The elderly who are no longer able to live independently will need your assistance completing activities of daily living. They also need help with exercises, taking medications correctly, among other tasks. And, senior living campuses are not only beneficial for the residents, as nurses, you can also stand to gain significant advantages. Let’s look at a few of those.
1. Better Opportunities for Career Development
Working within the residence of a senior campus, you are afforded multiple opportunities to gain new skills. Many of which you wouldn’t necessarily get exposed to as a ward nurse. As such, the more experience you develop, the more likely you are to be promoted as a leader or be placed on the management team.
2. Develop Better Patient-Nurse Relationships
Working in a hospital, you typically do not have the freedom or opportunity to get to know your patients as you would like because you simply have too many. We believe the better you know a person, the more customized you can make their care. Even being able to address each resident by their name will make a significant difference in your interaction with each other. So, this will make your job easier and is one of the top reasons why it is so enjoyable to work in a senior living campus.
3. Less Physical Stress
Working in a senior campus will require you to be on your feet and doing various skills. However, there is a marked reduction in the amount of activity, standing and walking requirement when compared to the hospital setting. Furthermore, this is a benefit that is related by many nurses who have transitioned into the elderly care setting.
These are only the basic benefits you can gain from working in a senior living campus and there are so many more to gain. If you are interested in learning more or becoming an assisted living nurse, feel free to reach out to us.
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