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From responding to recovering to revitalizing

Chance created the situation; genius made use of it.” - Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

I admit, I haven’t read Tolstoy’s lengthy tome, War and Peace. But I recently saw the above quote from the book, and it got me thinking about how we in senior care are now managing the recovery part of our lengthy war with the pandemic. The vaccines are here and we’re getting residents and staff inoculated. We’re re-grouping on resident and employee wellness and thinking about how to work through the psychological distress that everyone has been exposed to. We’re dealing with the repercussions related to months of operational and financial challenges. And we’re starting to dig our way back to…

To what?

I keep hearing terms like “the new normal”, but what does that mean? I’m not sure there ever was a “normal”. And if there was, I’m not sure it was working so well. So, it seems to me that the silver lining in all this could be to take this opportunity to create and shape something better.

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