Reducing loneliness among facility residents has numerous benefits — for residents and staff. So why aren't we doing better at it? Here's what you need to know.
Katherine Azbell, MSW, was named the new Director of Community Relations at The Ambassador of Scarsdale in January.
The general public could never understand the emotional bonding that we have with our residents. Granted, not every resident pulls at our heartstrings. I enjoy watching how one particular resident will connect with a specific employee. For example, I might find a resident "challenging" while my co-worker will find her endearing.
"Teri does well in school, however, is a social butterfly," numerous teachers commented on my report cards while I was growing up. My 10-year-old's reasoning was: "That's a bad thing?"