Sr. Elaine, who works in our business office, sometimes jestingly refers to our overnight staff as “night owls.”
As we celebrate National Night Shift Workers Day, we’d like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful work done by our night staff here at St. Anne’s.
Few people know all that goes on and all that these find individuals do in serving our residents.
Did you know that St. Anne’s has two staff people on duty from ten o’clock each night until 6 a.m. in the morning. They take turns making rounds to check on the well-being of each resident, at 10 p.m., 1 a.m., 3 a.m., and again at 5 a.m. If certain residents need to be awakened for bathroom use at a certain time, they see to that as well.
Along with being there to ensure resident health and safety, they do many other things. They are responsible for laundering rags, mops, and towels that are used throughout our facility.
Furthermore, they do much of the housekeeping in our common areas. Each day of the week, they focus on a different room or area, giving it an especially thorough cleaning.
What these people do, their dedication, and the difficult schedule they maintain is truly admirable.
Thank you to our fine staff for all you do while the rest of us are sleeping!