The beginning of this month was Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week, where we honor and celebrate our administrators’ vital role in providing leadership for delivering quality, resident-centered care and a supportive work environment.
Earlier, we learned what Long-Term Care means to our Healthcare Administrator. Today, let’s see what Long Term Care means to our Personal Care Center Administrator Amanda Snyder:
Why do I work and serve Laurel View Village? A 23-year nursing career path serving long-term care communities, residents, and their families is a calling to the greater good of love and service. Knowing all too well the struggles in the healthcare communities and healthcare in general, there is no place I would rather be than be a part of the Laurel View Village team. I have been asked repeatedly in my career, “Why do I stay in this field?”, “Why long-term care?” I only answer this question with one word – “Relationships!”
The connections created, the relationships built, and the caring and compassion displayed by team members, residents, and families are worth their weight in gold. It takes an entire team to provide quality care to our residents daily, starting with learning their stories. From the housekeeping and maintenance team to dining, life enrichment, therapy, admin staff, and nursing teams, everyone plays such a vital role in the lives of our residents and families.
I need to comment on the past few years at Laurel View Village. Facing daily challenges in this field can be difficult enough, but to continue to serve with love and rise above during uncertain times during a pandemic is precisely what happened here on campus. The team’s strength, hard work, and ability to adapt to a challenging and frightening world around us was a powerful experience and profoundly impacted my nursing career.
I thank God daily for the Personal Care Center team, all team members across campus, the residents we serve, and their families.
Whether you are a potential resident, family member, or future employee, I encourage you to become part of the Laurel View Village family.