Long Term Care Careers

Real Lives. Real People.

The Care Is in Your Hands

You have amazing power in your hands! It’s the power to change the world, your world. You have the power to reach your goals and to realize your potential. In your hands, you have all the power of life.

As you venture forth in life, you will meet many people from different companies who will be interested in learning how you could use your talents and your power to help these companies reach their corporate goals.

Long term care is different. Long term care professionals are interested in meeting you so that we can learn about your goals. We want to help you reach and even exceed your goals. We want to help you learn how to maximize your talents. We believe a person should never stop learning and should never stop growing, and we provide many opportunities for those who come through our doors.

Does this sound too altruistic to be true? It shouldn’t, because in long term care we believe everybody should live up to his or her full potential. We help our employees be all they can be, because that, in turn, means our employees will be better prepared to help the residents be all they can be.

Simply stated, in long term care people are our first priority. We believe in helping individuals reach their goals. We believe in individual growth. We believe individuals make all the difference in life.

We have our own power in long term care. It’s the power of teamwork. Because we have many caring, competent individuals working in long term care, we believe in blending the best talents of all individuals to create strong teams that nurture and care for the residents as well as for their fellow employees. We accomplish great things and reach amazing goals, because we all work together and we all care for each other.

We encourage life-long learning, whether that be through educational institutions or through the wealth of knowledge of the living history we call our residents.

Our residents have so much to offer. They are walking historians who can talk about the horrors of war and the devastation of the Great Depression. They can share memories of the Titanic sinking and the roaring Twenties. They can give us tips on raising teenagers and toddlers. They can teach us about a variety of talents including woodworking, quilting, gardening, weaving, and so many more. But what means the most to so many long term care professionals is that these people are so very willing to share themselves — their memories and their concerns, their smiles and their tears, and most definitely their love.

In long term care, the residents care for the employees at least as much as the employees care for them. Residents overwhelmingly will show their appreciation and gratitude for everything you do for them, for the talents you have and for the person you are.

It’s the individuals in long term care — the residents and the employees — that make this profession everything it is, everything that sets it apart from anything else.

In your hands, you have the power to care and you have the power to make life better one person at a time. The only question left to answer is: Whose life will be made better — yours or the residents’?

Make life better. Choose long term care for your profession.

“Do you know how to find a meaningful life? Devote yourself to loving others, devote y ourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

(Morrie Schwartz, taken from the book, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom)

“Giving to other people is what makes me feel alive. Not my car or my h ouse. Not what I look like in the mirror. When I give my time, when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad, it’s as close to healthy as I ever feel”.

“Do the kinds of things that come from the heart. When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you won’t be envious, you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. On the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.”

(Morrie Schwartz, taken from the book, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom)

“Some people are too scared or something. I think things can be different....I guess it’s hard for some people who are so used to things the way they are -- even if they are bad -- to change, and they kind of give up. And when they do, everybody loses.

It’s hard. You can’t plan it. You have to watch people more -- sort of keep an eye on them -- to protect them, because they can’t always see what they need. It’s like your big chance to fix something....You can fix a person.”

(Trevor McKinney in the movie “Pay It Forward)

Making Lives Better
...One Person At a Time

WAHSA 204 South Hamilton Street Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: (608)255-7060 FAX:(608)255-7064