Sloane PD, Zimmerman S..
When we tell strangers that we work in long-term care, the responses vary from indifference to empathy to distaste. Never once has someone commented that they considered us fortunate to work in a nursing home or assisted living community. This negative public image has tremendous implications. It makes recruitment of workers harder; it makes volunteer help more scarce; it makes prospective residents reluctant; and it makes public support of government funding less likely.
Sloane PD, Zimmerman S. What 65 Years Have Taught Us: Reflections from a Career in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Dec;23(12):1891-1892. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.10.017. PMID: 36481058.