The year 2020 is one for the history books. Among all of the new terminology created during the COVID-19 pandemic is the term ‘essential employee.’ Essential is defined as absolutely necessary, or extremely important. This holiday season, we are expressing ‘essential’ gratitude to team members at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network.
Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes
Every team member at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network is a hero. When the country closed, and there was great fear about the unknown COVID-19 virus, these team members showed up. They showed up because the residents in their care are like family. As team members, they may not wear capes, but they are heroes who carry compassion, care and commitment in their hearts.
Holding a Hand or Hollering Bingo Numbers
Caring during a pandemic isn’t only about safely holding a hand to comfort a resident, it’s also making sure safe social engagement continues. Team members created countless activities for one-on-one engagement when residents were in quarantine. By far, the favorite among the residents was doorway bingo. From the doorway to their rooms, residents could see one another, hear the bingo caller and applaud for the next bingo winner.
Persisting with Passion
COVID-19 is novel, which means it was not previously known. Dealing with a new virus means that protocols, policies and procedures change regularly – sometimes more than once a week. Through it all, team members have had to do more and learn more but they persist with passion to adapt to the changes and provide the best care possible to keep residents safe.
Please join with us in expressing essential gratitude to the team members at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network who are everyday heroes. If you’d like to show your support for their amazing work, visit their website.