Monday, March 13, 2017

Thankful Monday--March 13, 2017

I am thankful for 
nursing home workers.

My mother was once a very talented
nursing home worker. Now she is
benefiting from others with the
same calling, some of whom she trained.
Working in a nursing home takes a special kind of person. The work is draining both physically and emotionally. I am reminded of this each time I visit my mother.

My mother has a great place to live. The facility is small and has a good staff who really seem to care. Working with the elderly is their calling. During a recent visit with my mother, this was very evident.

For example, one evening at supper, I saw a worker, Pauline, meet the needs of several in rapid succession. First she got "insulated" silverware for Edna who was convinced that electricity was coming out of everything. Next she helped Sara who had eaten too much and was ready to vomit at the table. Then she watered a plant for Rita because Rita wouldn't eat until she knew that the plant had been properly watered. After all of that, Sarah moved onto Imogene who was not able to feed herself. All of this was done with a smile and a kind word for everyone.

So for Pauline and others who use their special talents to care for those in nursing homes, I am very thankful.