Peoria, AZ (May 2016) Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the many diverse ways the over 3 million nurses in America work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “Culture of Safety ” as the theme for 2016. Annually, National Nurses Week begins May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. During this week, nurses are honored by communities such as Montecito Senior Living, a local senior living community, their hard work, diligence, and kindness.
“Nurses bring so much to senior living. Their attention to detail, care, and compassion often make the difference in our residents lives,” said Jill Romo for The Montecito. “It never ceases to amaze me what they do- day in and day out in our community, they are the conduit between resident, family, and physicians.”
The work nurses do in a senior living community varies widely. What is most valuable is the ability of a skilled and trained nurse to observe changes in a resident’s condition. In caring for seniors, it is critical to be alert, as conditions can change very quickly. Nurses are well equipped to communicate information to the doctor or family when further evaluation is needed. They care for more than the resident; they are caring for the families.
A key goal in senior living communities is to promote aging in place; maximizing on the purpose and quality of life for residents. Properly managed, care by nurses plays a significant part in the health and wellness of residents. Using nurses along with other professional and licensed care staff helps residents enjoy a life of independence and dignity. Together nurses and family work in collaboration with others to assist residents in a better quality of life.
Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which nurses, who comprise the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.
To learn more about a healthy senior lifestyle in senior living contact The Montecito at 623-972-1400.
About The Montecito
The Montecito provides the finest in sophisticated senior living with independent living and assisted living options, blending comfort and style for residents. Located at 17271 North 87th Ave in Peoria, AZ, the expertly trained staff provides residents with the highest standards of senior care services. It is operated by Integral Senior Living, which manages independent living, assisted living, and memory care properties. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. For more information on The Montecito call 623-972-1400 or visit www.themontecitoseniorliving.com.
Jill Romo or Holly Carroll