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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.