Well CapeCodMermaid, good for you! And you continue to stay in LTC then. It is people such as yourself who make the world of LTC so much better for the residents there. Healthcare needs more peoole like you. Someone has definitely gots to do it.....but it wont be me.......at least not anytime soon. Homelessness PLUS starvation equals what, my dear? It equals the circumstances i would have to be under in order for me to have to go back to the nursing home to work. Im definitely NOT AT ALL trying to make it seem like im above it...heck i did LTC for many many years before getting my RN and doing hospital work. I just see my career going in a much different direction than LTC.
Also, the residents were the absolute best part of working long term care! So many funny stories they would tell about their life expriences. And alot of them would give some of the most sage advice.