Turenne PharMedCo urges LTC administrators to “honor” themselves

Long Term Care Administrator’s Week is March 11-15. Sponsored by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), this week is a time to honor and celebrate the important role facility administrators have in providing leadership for the delivery of quality, resident-centered care and a supportive work environment for staff. Turenne PharMedCo salutes all the administrators across the nation who work so tirelessly to ensure the well-being of their residents.
It takes a special kind of person to become a long-term care administrator. In addition to having a heart for caring for the elderly and disabled, they must commit themselves to a rigorous internship, followed by state and national board examinations. After becoming an administrator, they must continue life-long learning to provide the best care possible in every situation. They are not only responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a facility; they are tasked with ensuring the best for all their residents.

Time for themselves
Administrators are responsible for so many things throughout the day that it can be hard to find time to take care of themselves. In order to continue being effective leaders, it’s important that administrators make time to reconnect to their own well-being. Long Term Care Administrator’s Week is a perfect time for administrators to “honor” themselves with a little self-care. The following tips can help with making self-care a priority.

  1. Develop a healthy work life balance. Being overworked can leave a person physically and emotionally drained. Much worse, it can also make a person less effective. Take some time out to examine your workload. Are you overextending yourself? Are there some tasks that can be delegated? Are you always working through lunches and breaks? Take a step back and see where you can create more time for yourself.

  2.  Manage your stress. Being responsible for the operations of a busy facility is not easy. Like any profession, it comes with its own set of stressors. However, how an administrator chooses to deal with the stress makes a difference. It’s important to not let stress affect your mental and physical well-being. Even taking 10 to 15 minutes out of a stressful day to meditate or take a walk can boost a bad mood and reduce the toxic effects of stress.

  3.  Live a healthy lifestyle. The greatest gift a person can give themselves is a healthy body. Following a healthy and balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and complex carbohydrates helps provide the necessary vitamins and minerals that keep the body functioning properly and maintain energy levels. Incorporate cardiovascular and strengthening exercises into your daily routine. In addition to helping keep your weight in check, physical activity helps fight chronic disease and the effects of aging.

In our more than 25 years of business, Turenne PharMedCo has been privileged to work with administrators from all over the nation. We appreciate the opportunity we’ve been given to provide solutions to help your facilities run more smoothly and efficiently. We wish you all a happy and fulfilling Long Term Care Administrator’s Week!

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