For any of you that know me at all, you know I absolutely LOVE old people!! I haven’t ever been specifically interested in the healthcare industry, but this past February, I became a CNA just so I could work in a nursing home! I love my residents so much, and it gives me such a sense of accomplishment and purpose to know that I’m making a difference in their lives. I feel strongly that the elderly are a forgotten generation. Everyone loves children, or has a ‘heart’ for teenagers, but aren’t the ones that truly need to be impacted for Christ the ones that are going to be meeting Him soon?? Many of these people don’t even have family that comes to visit them in the nursing home. I love chatting with my residents when I have down time at work. I love encouraging them, and hearing their stories. I love showing them that I care.
“When an old lady died in the geriatric ward in a small hospital near Dundee, Scotland, it was wrongly assumed that she had nothing left of any value. But later, when the nurses were going through her meagre possessions, they found this poem:”