Nursing homes as human habitats
Jean Dobay, RN, MSN
Things were so much less complicated when I started into the nursing home business in 1973. My father, looking for a business venture, built a 19-bed nursing home on the family farm. My older brother was the administrator and night shift aide. My mother was the cook, and my father was the maintenance man. I was the director of nursing and day shift aide. I used my two years of acute care knowledge to set up the nursing home with medical charts and medication kardexes.
Jean Dobay is the director of transformation and growth at Quality Life Services, Butler, PA. Quality Life Services is a small chain of nursing homes and personal care home located in Western Pennsylvania owned by the descendants of Kenneth Tack, Sr. and Nancy M. Tack.