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Happy Nurses’ Week (and Month) from Nonotuck

Nurses' Week, which runs from May 6th to May 12th and coincides with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, is a crucial time to recognize the invaluable contributions of nurses. This celebration extends throughout May as Nurses' Month, providing multiple opportunities to honor the dedicated nurses who are central to our mission of providing personalized care to people with disabilities.

At Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc., nurses play a pivotal role not just in administering medical care, but in enhancing the quality of life for those we serve. They craft individualized care plans that respect the dignity and independence of each person, ensuring that their specific health needs are met  with care and compassion. Our nurses go beyond traditional healthcare duties; they are advocates for the people they serve, working tirelessly to ensure that each person we provide care for receives the services and support they need to thrive.

Nonotuck’s nurses are instrumental in educating our staff and the wider community about the best practices in caring for people with disabilities. Their expertise contributes significantly to Nonotuck’s advocacy efforts, influencing policies that impact the well-being of our community members and pushing for improvements in how care is delivered. This is vital in fostering a greater understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and promoting a more inclusive society.

Nonotuck prioritizes employee wellness through our Wellness Initiative, which aims to strengthen the well-being of the Nonotuck community as we work together towards our mission, offering Shared Living, Adult Family Care, and personalized day services for people with disabilities. Each of our services is inspired by our core values: mutuality of love and respect, and interdependence with choice, a voice, and the opportunity to live authentic lives.

This mission is carried out by a committed and caring team of Nurses,  (as well as Clinicians, Care Managers, Program Directors, Administrative staff, Direct Support Workers, Placements Specialists, Community Health Workers, and our Executive Team). The Nonotuck Wellness Initiative was created to support the well-being of this team so they can continue to provide the best possible care to the people we serve.

Celebrating Nurses' Week and Month at Nonotuck not only acknowledges the exceptional care our nurses provide but also highlights the critical role they play within our organization and in the broader healthcare ecosystem. Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the work our nurses do this week, month, and every day.


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“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

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