Embrace the Fulfillment of Working with Older Adult Patients  


In the healthcare field, working with older adults can be a gratifying choice for nurses of varying specialties. The benefits of working with older adult patients extend to both personal and professional growth and satisfaction. Embracing the fulfillment that comes with aging care can lead to a deeply rewarding and enriching career in the healthcare industry. 

Quality Work Environment 

Working with older adults often offers a more flexible and comforting work atmosphere. These specialized care centers and communities tend to have a more family-oriented ambiance, where teamwork and camaraderie among staff is highly valued. The contributions and collaboration among team members create a sense of unity that enhances patient care and overall job satisfaction. 

As a testament to the work environment, Rachael H., a valued Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage shares, “The staff and residents at Prestige Anchorage become a family. I love the sense of teamwork it provides and how people support each other. I’m able to provide the best quality of life I can for my residents.” 

Meaningful Relationships 

Whether their stay is short or long, caring for older adult patients allows you to form impactful and meaningful connections. The chance to develop these personalized relationships provides a sense of emotional fulfillment and purpose. Knowing that you are making a difference in someone’s life during their vulnerable moments can be deeply rewarding. 

In addition to what you are giving, you are also gaining valuable life lessons and insights. As you build a relationship with your patients, you will learn about their life stories, experiences, and wisdom, which can be incredibly enriching. 

Increase In Job and Salary Opportunities 

In recent years, there has been a remarkable surge in job and salary opportunities for nurses in older adult care. With the aging population becoming a significant demographic worldwide, the demand for skilled healthcare professionals in older adult care has skyrocketed.  

As a result of the baby-boom population aging, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities are projected to grow by 6% for Registered Nurses, 6% for Licensed Practical Nurses, and 5% for Certified Nursing Assistants from 2021 to 2031. The increase in demand for nurses in older adult care has translated into higher salaries and better benefits. 

Improve Skills and Grow Your Career 

In healthcare settings specializing in aging care, nurses work with both short-term care patients and long-term care patients with a variety of complex medical conditions, allowing them to continuously enhance and sharpen their skills.  

In addition to hands-on skills and knowledge, many older adult care facilities offer professional development opportunities for nurses to obtain certifications and continue their education. For nurses, professional development is the key to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care and career growth. 

Here at Prestige, we proudly support and encourage our team members to continuously learn and grow. Whether it be our robust education reimbursement for advanced education, resources for Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Nursing Assistants to obtain desired certifications, or mentorship we are here to help. 

Fulfillment with Prestige Care 

We know you have many options as to where you can work as a nurse, but we think we have something exceptional to offer! 

As a nurse with the Prestige Care family, you will enjoy a fulfilling workplace, build impactful and meaningful relationships, sharpen your skills, and grow your career.  

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? Visit www.nursingatprestigecare.com and fill out our quick-apply form and the Prestige Talent Team will have a personalized conversation about what we can offer you as a member of the Prestige Care Family!