I wonder how many in this sector have the guts to to do what Dick Butkus did: Bring their A game every day, knowing full well that it’s not going to be anywhere near enough?
Those working in senior living know that the pandemic is not over. You live with the ramifications every day as you take precautions to try to keep staff members, residents and their families healthy and safe. Sometimes, however, things happen despite best efforts, and the news this week brought sobering reminders that vigilance must continue.
It’s a great irony of senior living that while we are surrounded by people nearing the end of their journey, we don’t tend to think much about our own.
A new study adds to the evidence of the negative effects of loneliness on older adults, this time linking it to life expectancy as well as overall health and the need for assistance with activities of daily living.