Deena, I wanted to say thank you for letting me help yesterday! I know this sounds so weird… But I have always wanted to know what happens “on the other side” of my desk. I am normally only able to help transition a patient once they are through my front door. I am more than willing to give emotional support and counseling to the families and residents that need it. However, I have never been able to physically help them with such a personal and emotional thing, such as the actual moving or sorting of a life long collection of memories, hopes and dreams.
Little things, such as a wedding photo, a birth announcement, or a high school diploma remind me that they are not patients, or residents, but rather grandparents, spouses, and loved ones.
It helps keep things in perspective.. And even though we are not “supposed” to become emotionally attached to these people that look to us for safety, compassion and respect… It’s certainly does help to remind me how urgently these people need our help… I am SO DELIGHTED that you will be a part of our community… And help rescue these people that would normally fall through the cracks!