Student Information

Student Name

Laura Lopez

Email

laulop16@aol.com

Academy

IT

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Care One

Mentor(s):Liz Tomei

Topic of Internship

Senior Care

Background Information

Care One, located throughout New Jersey, serves thousands of patients everyday. The five-star facility located in Cresskill, NJ is just one of many that specialize in sub-acute care, skilled rehabilitation and long term care. Over the years, the company has grown to keep up with the demand for high-quality care in a number of various services. Assisted living, memory care, and respite care are just a few services the company pays close attention to. Residents live in an environment in which their needs are met by thoughtful, engaged and focused staff members who make residents their top priority. With more than 45 years since its founding of the company, Care One has been prospering and allowing its patients and residents to feel at home. With lovely surroundings, beautiful courtyards and restaurant-style dining rooms, and a combination of enthusiastic physical therapists and nurses, patients are treated with care.

Summary of Internship

As an intern at Care One, I was given the opportunity to bond and interact with residents in the activity department. I am not only learning how to work with the residents, but also with the staff within the facility first-hand. The main objective I learned from my time thus far at Care One is how vital communication is for both the residents and employees. Communicating with the residents on a daily basis allows them the peace-of-mind they need, because the residents will know what he or she will be doing for the day in terms of activities and menus. Without communication, the residents may feel very uncomfortable and alone. Communicating with the staff establishes clear expectations, trust and loyalty, and an idea of what they expect of me. All in all, I have benefited immensely by surrounding myself with people who are in need of my presence and support.

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