When I first became a Nurse,
A patient was "old" when they were 70 years old...
80 was really pushing it....90 was way up there,
And reaching 100 years old would get you a blurb on national tv!
Not so much these days.... 50 is the new 30!
And people are healthy and working into their 80s.
Still driving. And living alone.
90 is the new 70... or at least - 75!
Almost everyone I know is caring for an aging parent.
Or knows someone who is.
And it is not easy. They say we are just at the start
of a Tsunami of Senior Care!
Especially when merged with Hospice and Palliative Care.
Indeed we are going to all find creative ways to
help the Baby Boomers as they age.
Look at this random gov stat about old people,
if you don't believe me!
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I spill the beans
on my new future career plans and ideas!
[This is just the first part of the beans.
The next part of the beans are soon to spill.]
For the past 3 months, I have been looking into
How to set up and run a Residential Care Center -
A Senior Group Home!
If a person did not want a "warehouse" type living situation,
A smaller group home might be just the ticket!
With more personalized attention,
And home-cooked meals!
I have been attending meetings, discussing options,
And gathering information - every spare minute of every day.
I will soon be taking a position as a Group Home Nurse!
(Fingers crossed, eh!)
It all started when I became totally disgusted at some of
The DEPLORABLE conditions I have encountered
in my many years as a Nurse...
I said "Certainly I - even I - could do a beter job that that!"
And I set out to do just that.
So that is what the big secret is all summer long...
All the working long hours and long long weeks.
All the In - N - Out Burgers in the Truck -
On the way from one job to another...
Lots of stress is involved in setting these big projects up.
Lots of change - and lots of courage!
The news is so profound, that I lay awake in bed at night,
Drawing up plans and thinking of new ideas.
It is invigorating to plan things -
Especially big projects like this one!
There is so much good out there -
It will be great to be part of it all!
All the pictures are from the internet - College Network and Wiki.
Except the little ol sad lady... that's Dear Old Mom!
I think she would have approved.