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Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, thousands of skilled nurses have and continue to give their compassion and utilize their unique skills caring for our loved ones amidst the fears and unknown. One can certainly say that all the work that they’ve done in the past 15 months is nothing short of miraculous and wholly embodies the message of what skilled nursing and senior care is truly all about.
Skilled nurses play a vital role in our health care across the nation. Although it’s always a great time to honor their service and heroism, National Skilled Nursing Care Week in May is particularly dedicated to them. So, join us in continuing to thank them all for their enduring efforts – not only this week but every day for the hard work they do daily ensuring our loved ones are taken care of.
If you’re looking for some ideas for ways you can show your appreciation, you can consider the following:
Besides the gifts mentioned above, you can always provide services in the workplace that will help you keep your skilled nurses happy and with your facility longer. According to Skilled Nursing News, high turnover for frontline nursing home workers has emerged as a key issue, with a median turnover rate of 94% and a mean rate of 128% in 2017 and 2018. Raising wages is one option, but you can also provide the following benefits to make their lives easier:
Of course, National Skilled Nursing Care Week is not the only time to show gratitude to skilled nurses for all the marvelous work they do every day, and any of these gifts and benefits would surely be appreciated any time of the year.
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