Over the years, long-term care has seen many changes. The environment is entrenched with the need to understand the history and the reasons for all of the change! How does a new LTC professional keep their head above water while desperately attempting to maneuver the waves and rip tides?
Just a year and a half later and I was done. Even for two weeks after the fact, I was numb - completely drained of emotion, lethargic, and avoiding interaction with others. Burnout.
When working at a continuing care retirement community, or for that matter any type of organization that services the aging population, one hears the term "Intergenerational programming" from time to time. Most think of it in one of two ways. But there is a third intergenerational program that occurs every day — and it's one that people often don't consider.