Our firm has heard this more than once of late from direct care staff, mostly working in group home environments and directed toward the owner. Yes, every American is entitled to his/her opinion. Yes we realize there are circumstances where an owner may be more income focused than quality of care focused. However, we are also familiar with far too many situations where this does not apply. As the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan wold say: “You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts.”
Hence, this blog is to reassure owners that even when others question your motives, your confidence in how you think and function in the business should be enough to keep you moving in the right direction. Many of you are investing into innovative staff training and staff development approaches and regularly aligning residents with outside resources to add fulfillment to their residential care. Others are hiring managers with extensive backgrounds in human services. That, my friend, is commitment no one can question.
Under these circumstances, hearing the mantra: “You’re only in it for the money” is nothing more than the self-righteous rant of the poor and unaccomplished.” Let them take their jealousy elsewhere and live a life justifying their own internal breakdown. Do not let it destroy your commitment to being the best.
Persecution will come from many corners. Stay out in front of it and keep serving those who cannot serve themselves.
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