Lucas Cranach the Elder – The Golden Age
I was recently hospitalized in three Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) for a triad of 2-3 week short-term, rehab admissions.
One of those communities was Manor Care, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was here that I met a CNA who reinvigorated my opinion of mankind-in-general, and caregivers, specifically.
Derek Rousseau is a 32-year-old recent LPN graduate who reminded me how important we are to each other, and how that relationship becomes magnified in a long-term care setting.
Derek, through simple and genuine in-the-moment care giving, accomplishes what no Madison Ave. ad campaign could – the precept that we are important to each other, in ways that often defy definition.
I hope Manor Care realizes the value of employees like Derek Rousseau LPN, and encourages them to share their insights with admin, staff, and other aides.