Individuals

And each patient is a real person, individual, with their own needs. . There is a life and a story behind each person, especially our elders. . .

The aging population should be respected, and treated with dignity, in sickness and in health. We should embrace their knowledge and wisdom, we should take the time to listen to their stories. All too often that person is seen as the patient, let them also be seen as the person.

Is society today doing enough for the aging population?
Are we all responsible for our aging family?

I came across this lovely article from the Huffington Post which I wanted to share >

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pope-francis-respect-the-elderly_56040d55e4b00310edfa386e

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3 thoughts on “Individuals

  1. Hi Christine. Thank you for coming over to my blog and commenting about my/our loss. Your dad sounds like an amazing man. I got a taste of care-taking when my husband had an accident last year. He was unable to walk for several months, needing home healthcare and rehabilitation to walk again. He’s doing much better now, but I can empathize with your care-taking duties with your dad. I hope you are also doing things to take care of yourself, because the “carer” needs to remain healthy in order to care for the sick. I hope you are able to take some breaks to refresh for your dad’s care. God bless you and your dad.

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  2. Hi Lori. Thank you for your lovely comments, and for taking the time to stop by my blog.
    I must admit, I didn’t realise how hard it would be to take responsibility for someone else’s wellbeing. My dad has always been fit and healthy, and the one who looks out for me and my family, even as he approaches his 83rd birthday. It has been a stressful 5 months, as I can imagine you have experienced with your husband’s care after his accident. You don’t realise how much it takes out of you, I guess you just go into overdrive and take on the task of caring for your loved one. . Hopefully he has turned a corner, and will continue to get better each day.
    Thank you for your advice, I must take some time out for me soon.
    Take care and god bless to you and your family

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