Baird Nursing Home Director of Social Work and Admissions Coordinator Amy DeRusha attended a self-care seminar at Nazareth College for the benefit of the Baird Nursing Home, located in Irondequoit.
DeRusha shared this information at an inservice to educate employees at the nursing home.
The theme focused on understanding the how and why of self-care. The inservice covered consequences due to lack of self-care, burnout, compassion fatigue, trauma, secondary trauma and post traumatic stress disorder; healthy living such as eat, sleep, exercise and relaxation; mindfulness exercise; embracing the inner child; and self-care tactics and self-care tools/tool box
“It is important to take a look at ourselves in the health care industry and ensure we are taking care of our self-care needs. We cannot care for our patients at our full potential if we are not taking the time to take care of ourselves,” said DeRusha.