Taking care of people who are taking care of others

Parker Health Group finds its wellness programs have been a big hit with its staff of nurses, aides and others
Published by ROI-NJ.com; Written by ROI-NJ Staff on
Who takes care of those who are taking care of others during the COVID-19 pandemic? Parker Health Group is trying to be the answer to that question for its own employees.

Officials at Parker, a long-term care facility that says it has a mission to discover ways to make aging manageable, said they realized early on during the pandemic that caring for the company’s own employees was important, too.

That’s why the Highland Park-based nonprofit has launched an emotional well-being program to give its nurses, dietary aides, recreation staff, financial services workers and others a space to share their experiences. Together, the more than 800 workers at its campuses in Piscataway, Highland Park, New Brunswick, Somerset and Monroe share the stresses and strains of serving others.