Since March, long-term care facilities have struggled to keep COVID-19 under control while also caring for patients. Families have not been allowed to visit their loved ones, so facility staff have been doing their job by caring for residents and cleaning their rooms but also by offering a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.
Long-term care staff continue to make huge sacrifices, giving up time with their families, and working extra shifts. They are putting their lives on the line to protect Idaho’s most vulnerable citizens. However, long term care facilities cannot continue to fight the virus without a healthy workforce.
We Need Heroes
Many Idaho facilities are facing a situation similar to that faced by hospitals in New York CIty. Like New York, we need compassionate heroes to fill staffing needs immediately.
Equipping Tomorrow’s Workforce
Ideally, we need people with current licenses or specialized training:
Certified nursing assistants
National Guard & Medical Reserve Corp
Gallant Military Corpsman
A family member of a long term care facility resident
But we also need anyone with a strong back and a soft heart!
Positions are open to anyone who can lift at least fifty pounds, provide compassionate care and pass a criminal background check.
Employment, Pay, and Training
Care facilities will provide training, wages and benefits. Some may also be able to provide housing and travel expenses. We’re betting that our temporary heroes will love the residents and the personal fulfillment they will receive and will consider long-term employment.
The Idaho Health Care Association will match you to a facility in need. Out-of-state residents are welcome to apply.