At Argent Court we strive to find caregivers who embody our vision. Our Mission Statement is as follows:
- Argent Court is committed to providing exceptional assisted living that demonstrates our dedication to improving quality of lifestyle choices for seniors, and at the same time provides reassurance to those who love them.
- Central to our commitment is the element of personalized, responsive care for residents, extended in the spirit of service and an atmosphere of appreciation for those we serve and with whom we work. We strive to assist and accommodate our residents in a manner that fosters their independence, preserves their dignity, protects their rights, respects their privacy and honors their contributions in life.
- The staff is edified by the fulfillment of their “need to serve” others in our work together. We adhere to the principles of professionalism, integrity, and team work. We also believe it benefits both residents and staff alike to celebrate and enjoy good fellowship as often as possible.
In today’s world the struggle is trying to find employees because we have fairly high standards. We require our employees to pass a drug screen prior to hire, along with a clear criminal history. Also central to what we’re looking for is a person with the heart of a servant. As the second paragraph says, we provide “personalized, responsive care, extended in the spirit of service.”
As I have told people, if we find the person with the right attitude, we can teach them the mechanics of what we need them to do. We cannot teach compassion. This is something they must bring to the table.
I have been really impressed how a lot of our staff visit residents while they are away from the facility in the hospital or rehabilitation centers. They do this on their own time and it shows first hand this is more than a job to them – it is a calling. In the words of Oprah Winfrey, “I believe there is a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.”
We have found our best caregivers are those that enjoy this population. They must enjoy serving others and be fulfilled by their “need to serve.” These are the qualities we look for in the “Perfect Caregiver.”