Geriatric Nursing is a challenging yet rewarding occupation. With the ever growing elder population increase there is a real demand in the workforce for skilled and trained caregivers to work with this growing population. Not only so, but the physical and emotional need of these aging patients for rehabilitation and physical therapy is pushing the boundaries of the current modern healthcare system. The US and other developed countries are striving to keep up with the demands of this challenge.
It is my goal to work with these people and meet this challenge head on by not only providing quality care, but also continuing my education in the healthcare field. In this way, I can provide the most innovative care possible. Epidemic brain diseases that plague the aging population such as Alzheimer’s Disease and stages of Dementia can be treated and the quality of life can be greatly improved by implementing new cognitive therapeutic treatment along with medication management. Geriatric Nurses are needed to staff memory facilities that specialize in this treatment.
I possess the personal qualities of empathy, compassion, and patients that is needed to work with this special population. I also have a educational and vocational background of experience working with these individuals. This type of job is not about earning money, it is about helping one’s fellow man. I have always chosen employment opportunities that have allowed me to aid or serve others.
The quality of life of the elderly population, thus a great numerous population of the world will have improved lives
through the care, compassion and innovation of Geriatric Nurses. I desire to be part of that team. I long to be in the healthcare movement that pushes the envelop of the future, therefore improving the lives of our patients.