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Nurse Appreciation: Auburn Office

In honor of National Nurses Month (May) and National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we asked our community just what makes our nurses so special. Julia Pitre, RN and Program Director in Auburn starts our week off with this wonderful ode to our nurses:

As a nurse I greatly appreciate this initiative. I have worked in different capacities as a nurse and with different employers; I by far feel most valued at Nonotuck in my nursing career! As a supervisor I want to highlight the hard and quality work my nurses are doing! Please see below what I would like to put forward for consideration for a posting for our nurses. Thank you and stay safe and well! 

Nursing is a unique and diverse specialty. Nurses are unique individuals; all people are unique, but it takes a certain kind of person to answer the calling of being a nurse. Nonotuck nurses answer to that calling! 

Nonotuck nurses care with compassion, love without limits, see through diverse lenses, plan and implement for their individuals, work collaboratively with amazing teams, navigate different and difficult systems and advocate with passion so fiercely! They advocate for the rights, wellness, health, quality of life and inclusion of the individuals they support! 

They support their teams and have the support of their amazing teams, homes, families, individuals and communities! They bring knowledge, resources, conversation and thoughtful, person centered care to the conversation, interventions and supports provided!  

What our nurses do touches lives and communities, enhances wellness and promotes quality of lives! Thank you Nonotuck Nurses, and All nurses! You are amazing, strong and always, ALWAYS greatly appreciated! Happy Nurses Week! 

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Caregiving with Love:
Guide for Shared Living Providers

Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.

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