I have been working at a local assisted living home for almost 7 years, there are only 4 residents that are there now that were there when I first started. When you choose to work with the elderly you are saying that you will care for them as if they were family, witch after a while becomes easier and easier because soon they become your family and you theirs.
Working with seniors is unlike any other job you have had,or will have in future. Depending on the type of care facility (that sound infinitely better then a “Home”) these people rely on you for just about everything. Its important to be compassionate, empathetic and understanding of each individual and understand things from his or her point of view. You also have to incorporate what the family wants and of course what is good for them in the long run, if you have a resident who is diabetic, for instance, it does not matter how much ice cream he or she wants, it is your responsibility limit it, and after time, you will learn how to best approach these kinds of circumstances.
As I said in the paragraph above there are many people’s feelings and views to consider when working with the elderly, actually in health care period. but at the end of the day you are there to do what’s best for the resident, witch can be easier said then done. You have residents who comply with every guideline you lay out for them, they may not like it but they know its in their best interest. Much like working with children, you just have to pick your battles
Remember you are working in these people’s homes, it can be easy to get the lines blurred between what you consider work and what they call home, treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve, I have been working since I graduated high school well over ten years ago and this is by far the most rewarding job I have ever had. Yes I have days where I just want to scream, walk out the building and never come back again but I can count those kind of days over the last 7 years on one hand.
Well here it is, 2016 (though I am not sure we got all of 2015, I am convinced they removed a couple of months on us)
Every year its the same thing, we resolve to lose weight, eat better, save more money, be better people, and the list goes on, these resolutions typically last, at the best a month and then we are right back to our old ways. A few years back I got tired of forever breaking my resolutions, I hate disappointing people, especially my self.
So I decided I would come up with something new, something simple, something that involved my passion, cooking, as of last year my one and only resolution was to make at least one new recipe every week, mainly because like most people, I had a never ending pins on my recipes board on pintrest that I wanted to try, and I new that this resolution would help me do so. I think this is far more manageable and realistic that your typical resolutions. I do it also to help my parents out of this food rut they seem to be stuck in. Last week I made an incredible slow cooker mushroom dish, this week I think I am going to try to do something new with Zucchini since I have some sitting in the fridge.
Technical difficulties beyond my control led me to not being able to blog these last few months, those “issues” being my computer not turning on, (even though it was fully charged) not being able to hook up to Wi-Fi and certain keys not working, but now that my computer is back from the Doctors (AKA the wonderful people at Apple) I would really like to start blogging on a more regular basis, this may mean posting on all my sites every or just one or two, it all depends on what is on my mind from one week to the next. So stay tuned, you never know when I will post.
I just want to make sure I under stand how things are “Supposed” to be now a days in Society, we have freedom of speech, so long that it is spoken in English, and we have freedom of speech all year long except in December when we have to say “Merry Christmas”. We are free to love who ever we want so long as its a man loving a women and vise versa. We are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, oh wait. hold that thought.
Hello All, I will be having my third annual bake sale next week on Wednesday September 17th, as always the ALL proceeds will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund AKA JDRF, in addition, though, this year the bake sale will also benefit Geneva’s Neuroblastoma Foundation A charity set up my my friend/co-worker and her husband, just over a year ago, their daughter Geneva, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, through out their battle to get their daughter healthy Nichole and Jason discovered there is virtually no support group in our region for children with cancer, so with this thought in Mind, they decided to create a non profit, one that would not only help families in our area who are effect by pediatric cancer but also raise funds to help find a cure. Now as for JDRF, most of you know the story as to why I support this wonderful organization, but for those of you who don’t, let me tell you our families story, five years ago, my cousin’s son Nathan was diagnosed with Type one or, Juvenile Diabetes, ever since then, our family has proudly taken part in the JDRF walk in our area (s) for Nathan and his family, this means they walk in Portland, Or, then me my mom, and my aunt AKA Nathan’s Grandmother do the one here in Spokane. I am happy to say that today both Geneva, now 1 1/2 and Nathan now 11 are happy healthy kids, its up to us to keep that way, lets put and end to these horrible diseases, if you live in Spokane, come by the bake sale if you can, its from 11:30am-5pm(unless we run out of stuff before) next Wednesday at my place of work Emilie Court Assisted Living, 34 E 8th Ave (Just east of Sacred Heart Medical Center) the baked goods are cheap, prices ranging between .25 and .75 if you do not live in Spokane or even if you do and don’t want to come to the bake sale, you can donate online the link for Geneva’s Neuroblastoma Foundation is https://fundly.com/start-up-fund-for-geneva-s-neuroblastoma-foundation?ft_src=fbshare_mobile and to donate to my team for the JDRF Walk (Nathan’s Sky Walkers) go herehttp://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=3950&pg=team&team_id=155486
We have all seen them. those little comics that show up on our Facebook walls. most of them I enjoy, but there is one that really hits a nerve with me it reads “No matter what life throws at me, at least I don’t have ugly children” I just don’t get it. Why would we, the supposed adults of the world even begin to imply that there might be ugly children out there. I thought we were supposed to be ending online bullying, not starting it. Now you can make up every lame excuse you want, but at the end of the day, this “Cartoon” as its called, in my opinion is just wrong, and what really shocks me is that is parents that are posting it.
Lets set this up differently, your out in public with your children, they are misbehaving, whatever, now you could be a wonderful parent, whose children always behave, but today, its just an off day, then someone comes up to you and says “Man your children are ugly” you would more then likely jump down there throats, so if its not okay for them to say it in THAT situation, why is okay for there to be a cartoon floating around on the internet about it, just think about it.
By now, most people know that Target has banned people from carrying guns in their stores, and if you don’t you either live under a rock or are under the age of 21 and don’t pay attention to the news. I am all for people being able to protect them selfs however they see fit, but why on God’s Green earth would you need a gun to go shopping, If you carry your gun with you at all times (and are doing so legally)Fine, but if you are going to be in a place where children can get to it, or some insane person (it can happen ya know) then lock it in your car. I want to state yet again that I am all for people protecting them selfs however they see fit but I just don’t see the need to carry a gun when going shopping.