Monday, November 21, 2016
I AM THANKFUL FOR...
Sundays are the worst. It is evident that a lot of aides are just here for a paycheck. I know this is true because most of the time, when there are two aides helping me, they are taking to each about personal issues or other residents. Sometimes I wonder if they are paying any attention to me at all. I am not bashing this facility, I know the staff is doing the best they can to meet everyone's needs.
Wait. before you stop reading, there is a silver lining, I have an aide aide who is kind and caring. She does everything she can to make sure I get the best care. Here name is Tiffany. Tiffany works part time. When she is here I am up on time and all my needs are met. She is considerate. She treats me like a person. Tiffany listens.
I tried to nominate Tiffany for caregiver of the year, That is an award given by Voyce to a caregiver that goes above and beyond their care giving duties. Unfortunately, I was too late. There is always next year.
Thursday is Thanksgiving. Tiffany is off. I am wondering who'll be here to help us. Will it be someone who is kind and listens like Tiffany? Or someone who is just doing their job for the money? I am praying for the former.
We need more aides here. We need more aides who listen and care. We need more aides like Tiffany.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for Tiffany. She comes in on time. She does her job, She make life here better.