May 13, 2022
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896.
Liza, our Regional Director of Wellness, has been amazing in her ability to have patience while teaching Point Click Care and reviewing policies and procedures. Liza comes with experience and has been a great listener on several occasions.
Two residents commented about our wellness team:
Mary Riedel said, “They always tend to look at us as a unique human being, not a diagnosis.”
Joyce Dickey added, “They enjoy what they are doing and try to stay positive.”
We have several dogs and cats that reside at The Boulevard. Some of the staff went shopping for pet supplies on their own when the residents were unable to get out during the pandemic. The wellness staff also takes care of the pets when the residents are ill or out of the community.
The wellness team stepped up to support the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Memory care staff went from eight-hour to 12-hour shifts, to assist with staffing. Assisted Living staff kept a positive attitude, worked double shifts, and worked as true universal workers by doing housekeeping tasks and culinary duties.
I want to give an extra shoutout to LPN Stacy Brassel. She has been the glue that held everything together while The Boulevard has transitioned through staffing changes. Stacy’s dedication and commitment to the residents, co-workers, and family members has made her a true asset to the community.
Following is how we will be recognizing our nurses at The Boulevard Senior Living Wentzville, MO during National Nurses Week:
Saturday, May 7th – receiving socks
Saturday, May 7th – receiving socks
Sunday, May 8th – receiving a candle
Monday, May 9th – receiving a pen
Tuesday, May 10th – a water bottle
Wednesday, May 11th – a lunch box
Thursday, May 12th – pinning ceremony
Retired nurse residents from The Boulevard give the following advice to the next generation of nurses:
Dianne Dunning – “Nursing is an adventure that will make or break the nurse depending on the attitude. Enjoying the challenges are the key to success!”
Carolyn Wilson – “Helping people is a very rewarding profession and is great job security. There will always be a need for nurses. Never let your license expire. You never know what might happen and you need a job, whether for health benefits or income.”
Judy Stoltz – “Nursing is a great profession, with decent wages and a great variety of job opportunities. But if it’s not your “calling,” something that your heart knows that is where you belong, you may want to be sure that this is the path you should take.”
The Boulevard Senior Living of Saint Charles in St. Charles, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital St. Charles with convenient access to major shopping centers and clubs, including St. Peters Golf Club, Mid Rivers Mall, Katy Trail, Main Street St. Charles, New Town at St.Charles, and the Streets of St. Charles.
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