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Caring Together and the Power of Self-Care

Working in assisted living is incredibly rewarding.  It can also be stressful due to the pressures and demands that we face daily.  The COVID-19 pandemic and workforce crisis have only added to the stress and challenges for those who work in this industry.  If we are to change our future, we must start with empowering our teams and providing them with the tools and resources they need to fight stress, fatigue, and burnout.  Self-care is a critical component to reducing stress, fatigue, frustration, and feelings of being burned out.  This “Caring Together” call will focus on self-care and incorporating mindfulness into our daily routines.  Please join AHCA/NCAL and AALNA as we partner to help you learn quick strategies, that can be implemented immediately, to combat the feelings of frustration, stress, fatigue, and being burned out.  

Objectives: After attending this “Caring Together” call, participants will be able to:
  • Identify stressful situations that occur every day.
  • Discuss what mindfulness is and how to use mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques to decrease the perception of stress, frustration, fatigue, and burnout.
  • Employ simple stress reduction techniques that work in the moment you need them.
This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members and Non-members.
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Pamela Truscott, DNP/HSL, MSN/Ed, RN, C-CNL, C-AL, DNS-CT, QCP, RAC-CT, CDP

Director of Quality Improvement, AHCA/NCAL


Pamela Truscott, DNP/HSL, MSN/Ed, RN, DNS-CT, QCP is the Director of Quality Improvement with the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). She joined the AHCA/NCAL family in June 2019 and has been actively involved with a variety of education, tools and resources such as: trauma-informed care, behavioral health, functional outcomes improvement, and infection prevention and control. Prior to joining AHCA, Pam worked for the Nebraska Health Care Association (NHCA) as the Vice President of Professional Development for seven years and is a Nebraska Assisted LIving Administrator. Before joining the NHCA team, she worked in a rural nursing home with attached assisted living community for 15 years in a variety of roles, including: charge nurse, wound nurse, medication aide, and direct care staff member. She is an active member in the American Nurses Association as well as the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nurses. She received a Doctor of Nursing Practice with specialy focus in Healthcare Systems Leadership and Master of Science in Nursing with focus in nursing education degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Pam has over 20 years of long-term care experience and shares a passion for growing education and cultivating new leaders in long-term care.

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