WHY do YOU work in LTC?

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    why do you work in ltc?

    i am not a nurse, so know that up front. i am an administrator, which may be the equivalent of a four letter word to some of you!

    i work in ltc because:

    i have seen first hand the wonderful relationships that the nursing staff form with residents, no matter the resident's cognitive ability.

    i love the elderly, and think that they all have wonderful experiences and life lessons to share with each of us.

    i am always amazed, each day, by a resident in my facility.

    i feel like i am contributing something meaningful to my community each day.

    there never exists a day that is exactly like the day before. each day brings a new challenge.


    my father has frontotemporal dementia, late stage, and i want to affect change in the ltc industry. he is the reason i entered this profession, and i hope to make him very proud.

    why do you work in ltc? :redpinkhe
    Last edit by c.oconnor on Jul 11, '11 : Reason: color of font
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    I wanted to be a nurse from the age of 5 or 6. No reason, no family influence and in fact on one in my family had ever even been to college. I just wanted to be a nurse - they all thought I was a weirdo! LOL. Was not one of those kids that changed my mind every other week either -

    At 16, the grandfather I idolized was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I spent 2 years helping Mom take care of him, etc. He died the same week I graduated high school. I vowed then that I would help take care of other peoples grandparents and make their last days better too. It all sounds really sappy now but I am still here, still taking care of other peoples grandparents and trying my best to make their last days better. He died in 1985...I think I've done well honoring his memory and I have no doubt he would have been very proud.
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    I wanted to be a nurse from the age of 5 or 6. No reason, no family influence and in fact on one in my family had ever even been to college. I just wanted to be a nurse - they all thought I was a weirdo! LOL. Was not one of those kids that changed my mind every other week either -

    At 16, the grandfather I idolized was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I spent 2 years helping Mom take care of him, etc. He died the same week I graduated high school. I vowed then that I would help take care of other peoples grandparents and make their last days better too. It all sounds really sappy now but I am still here, still taking care of other peoples grandparents and trying my best to make their last days better. He died in 1985...I think I've done well honoring his memory and I have no doubt he would have been very proud.
    You've done a fabulous job! Thank you for your reply. Your grandfather is very proud, I'm sure!
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