Celebrating Nurses on National Nurses Day
National Nurses Day is May 6, and at our Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Sussex County, we think it’s so important to honor nurses as the everyday heroes they are.
When we reflect on the past year, it’s impossible to ignore the impact that COVID-19 had on all of our lives. From the earliest days of the pandemic, nurses were on the frontlines providing essential care and comforting people during very stressful, anxious times.
In assisted living in UMC at Bristol Glen in Sussex County, we’ve put together some fun and meaningful ways to celebrate the nurses in our lives on National Nurses Day:
- Use the hashtag #NationalNursesDay in your social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Whether you want to recognize your family members and friends who are nurses, or post a more general message of acknowledgement and solidarity, it’s a great way to show your support. Also, if your social media profiles are public then anyone following the hashtag will be able to see your tribute.
- Make handmade cards for the nurses in your life. Perhaps you have a loved one in a CCRC who receives regular care from a nurse, or maybe you have a doctor’s appointment around May 6. We’ve all received care from nurses at some point in our lives, so handmade cards with heartfelt messages are a wonderful way to make their day.
- Make gift baskets filled with self-care items. Nurses spend all day on their feet rushing around. Rarely do they get time to themselves because they’re always so busy taking care of others. With that said, put together a few gift baskets for the nurses you know, and include items that are perfect for relaxation like face masks, bath bombs, herbal teas, scented candles, chocolates, and a little note to express your thanks.
- Bake some tasty treats. If you know any nurses then you know they often struggle to find time to cook, so why not make some delicious meals or sweet treats for them to enjoy? They’ll appreciate the thought and it’ll fit perfectly into their busy schedules.
Celebrating our assisted living nurses in North Jersey
At UMC at Bristol Glen, our nurses are the backbone of our community. They work very hard to provide all of our residents with a safe, comfortable experience and we greatly appreciate everything they do.
Nurses at Bristol Glen keep our CCRC running smoothly and keep our senior residents in our assisted living, Tapestries Memory Care and skilled nursing neighborhoods properly cared for, including monitoring and administering medications, conducting routine health check-ups, monitoring vitals, working with residents on their mobility issues, and much more.
If you’ve ever visited a CCRC then you were probably struck by how “non-medical” it seemed. You won’t find hospital equipment at every corner and it won’t feel institutional like a hospital. Instead it’ll feel more like a condo complex or a senior community – but rest assured our nurses are there working behind the scenes to keep everyone safe, healthy, and happy.
For more information about Bristol Glen, our CCRC in Sussex County New Jersey, please contact our care team today or visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/bristolglen/skilled-nursing-long-term-nursing-care-sussex-county-nj/