Nursing homes are branded by the media as a death machine, an abuse factory, and a very unpleasant, albeit necessary, place.
When in fact nothing could be further from the truth.
The nursing home personnel are some of the most selfless people on the planet.
While the typical person is wiping down our Amazon packages and only stepped outside of our homes for a quick and stressful trip to the grocery (or liquor store).
In the nursing home world, it's business as usual.
Everyone is expected to continue with business as usual. Regular 24/7 staffing. Nurses. CNAs (nurses aides). Dietary. Rehab. Maintenance staff. Housekeeping team. Administrative support staff.
Everyone showed up to every day and put themselves in harm's way to care for the most vulnerable of society with no one else to care for them.
The #itsme movement on social media has been trying to capture the essence of the kindred spirits in the space, however, it's not loud enough.
Here, at The Nursing Home Podcast, we are highlighting nursing home administrators who've managed through this crisis and we will share with the world their experience and lens of this crisis.
Brianne Schmitz actually graduated college with a music therapy degree and started doing music therapy in a nursing home.
When the administrator noticed her interest in the business end of the operations, she was encouraged to pursue this.
Brianne is uniquely equipped to fully understand the journey and the subtleties of the resident experience having entered the role from the softer, music therapy side.
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