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Nurses Are Key to Healthy Senior Living

By ciminocare


Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways the over three million nurses in America work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “Culture of Safety ” as the theme for 2019. Annually, National Nurses Week begins May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. During this week, nurses are honored by communities such as ours for their hard work, diligence, and kindness.

“Nurses bring so much to senior living. Their attention to detail, care, and compassion often make the difference in our resident’s lives. It never ceases to amaze me what they do day in and day out in our community, they are the conduit between the resident, family, and physicians.”

The work nurses do in a senior living community varies widely. What is most valuable is the ability of skilled and trained nurses to observe changes in a resident’s condition. In caring for seniors, it is critical to be alert, as conditions can change very quickly.  Nurses are well equipped to communicate information to the doctor or family when further evaluation is needed. They care for more than the resident; they are caring for the families.


A key goal in senior living communities like ours is to promote aging in place; maximizing on the purpose and quality of life for residents. Properly managed, care by nurses plays a significant part in the health and wellness of residents. Using nurses along with other professional and licensed care staff helps residents enjoy a life of independence and dignity. Together nurses and family work in collaboration with others to assist residents in a better quality of life.

Hear the voice of Florence Nightingale! A rare recording posted on YouTube.

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription. ~ Val Saintsbury

Nurses—one of the few blessings of being ill.  ~Sara Moss-Wolfe

As part of our commitment to nurses and education we are hosting:

The Breakfast Club
Tuesday May 14, 2019
8:00 am – 10:30 am
2 CE Units for RNs and LVNs
Topic: Wound Care Best Practices
Thomas Rocas, Board Certified Wound Care Nurse, ANX Home Healthcare

An estimated 28% of seniors suffer from bedsores and pressure ulcers each year, increasing health risks and costing the healthcare system up to $10 billion annually. We can help prevent this. The wound care and healing process is a complex combination of factors, requiring in-the-trenches expertise and experience to develop appropriate wound care strategies, assessments and treatments.

Future Topics Include: 
– Person Directed Dementia Services & Best Practices
– Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Depression & Anxiety
– Resources for Care Partners in an Overburdened System
– Person Directed Dementia Services & Best Practices
– Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Depression & Anxiety
– Resources for Care Partners in an Overburdened System

Portola Gardens
350 University Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 377-1587 

To RSVP contact Ami at ami.anderson@ciminocare.com

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