Living in a culture forever influenced by a pandemic has articulated the impact nurses and clinical workers have on individuals and society. From our first minutes of life to our final moments, nurses provide the care we need. At Harmony, we value our unique team of caregivers and their ability to provide personalized care to our residents while establishing meaningful connections that make our community truly feel like home. The nurse-to-patient relationship in senior living communities such as Harmony benefits both parties and allows for a more curated care experience.
There are many benefits for nurses who work in senior living communities such as:
Lower patient to caregiver ratios
With a more predictable schedule, nurses and caregivers in senior living communities typically work more standardized hours and are less likely to have rotating shifts, which can be unpredictable and lead to disruptions in their personal lives. The predictable hours offered by Harmony supports nurses and medical staff who have young children at home or are pursuing continuing education.
The skills required to be an effective caregiver translate into a variety of professional opportunities. Nurses in senior living communities may have opportunities for professional development and advancement, such as becoming a Health Care Director, Nurse Practitioner, or a Corporate Clinical Specialist. Harmony Senior Services has multiple positions in the nursing field. Each role is critical to supporting the needs of senior residents in assisted living and memory care as well as their families.
Patient to Caregiver Ratios
Studies have reported nurses in assisted living and memory care communities experience lower stress levels compared to their counterparts in hospitals due to the smaller number of patients, having more time to develop relationships with residents and their families, and having a more predictable work environment.
Nurses who work in senior living communities experience greater job security as there is typically lower turnover and a more stable patient population. Local and State mandates hold senior living communities accountable to provide a minimum number of caregivers at all times based on the occupancy of the community which further establishes the consistency of the clinical positions at such locations.
This May, join Harmony Senior Services in celebrating our nurses!