For 12 years I had the privilege of working internally for a long-term care company that provided services in residential settings to seniors and persons who were developmentally disabled. Since starting my own consulting business, I have continued to work with a variety of long-term care providers, and am blessed to be able to do so.
The men and women in long-term care communities make a huge, positive difference in our society and in persons’ personal lives on a daily basis. They make connections with their residents and, on a more global level, with policymakers who make decisions about Medicare and Medicaid on behalf of their residents.
Working alongside long-term care professionals, and supporting them, is a privilege. Here’s a narrative, musical example of the many good things happening in our skilled nursing facilities, including for persons at the end stages of their lives. This link was sent to me by a friend with whom I worked many years ago in the long-term care profession, and I think it is a very powerful story about connections.
On this Earth Day, here’s to great connections for you and yours! Melody