Photo Challenge: Admiration

Dad's 100th Birthday
I have admiration for the people that are so-called carers and work to make life easier for the elderly. My dad was in a care home for a few years and this lady was always there for him. I cannot express my thanks enough. She is representative for all carers who work often more hours than they have to. They are the people I admire. This photo was taken on my dad’s 100th birthday last year.

Dad's 100th Birthday

And another photo of the event with some other members of the home. My dad was the oldest in the home. He has now moved on, as he now needs constant care. I shall never forget how much I am indebted to this lady and her co-workers. They do more than just a job.

Photo Challenge: Admiration

29 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Admiration

    • Oh yes he got his telegramme, it was all nicely organised for him. The carers are wonderful people. Unfortunately dad is now in an intensive care home, very well looked after. I have been very busy with organisation. Thank goodness I have a wonderful friend who is visiting him and helping me.I must have spent a fortune in telephone calls to England. Thank goodness for the facebook messenger which costs nothing.

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    • They do more than just a job, If my dad was taken to the hospital for a check up the carer would wait until he returned to the home, even if her day had finished an hour before.

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  1. I share your same feeling of admiration for those who looked after my mother in her waning years. In particular, I admire my younger brother who lived nearby and was always available to help her out when it wasn’t convenient, or she was having a bad day, or she couldn’t remember him.

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    • Unfortunately I cannot be near my dad, living in a different country. But thanks to modern developments I do what I can. I have a wonderful friend and I can rest knowing that where he now is he has 24 hour care. Carers are a gift to be treasured and appreciated.

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  2. With mom being in assisted living, I agree with your admiration of caregivers. They have a tough job for not enough pay and, yet, they tend to be such caring people.

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  3. They are the most wonderful people of all. When my father was dying his favourite carer who was battling cancer herself, insisted on being taken in to work to kiss him goodbye. I’ll be forever grateful for her selfless love and care. Thankfully she beat the cancer and recently returned to her work after 2 years of hellish treatment.

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    • My dad is now in another home with more intensive palliative care. His carer (on the photo pushing him in the wheelchair) asked me where he is as she still visits him. Wonderful people.

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  4. I want to join the rest of you in a commending caregivers worldwide. I wish them many blessings for their dedicated service, to serving others in a job that many people will not consider doing. There is much heavy lifting involved and other demands from caregivers. In the United States we seem to be having a shortage of caregivers at all care facilities. There is a huge demand for nurses and the nursing pay is no doubt much higher so they are encouraged to leave their care jobs and go into the nursing field. You can’t blame them for wanting to better themselves. We have to commend them for that. The costs of the full time care institutions in the United States is so expensive you would think they could maintain a staff of caregivers, but at the present time, it would appear they are always short staffed and need more workers.

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    • GB has a National Health Service and all doctor treatment is free, although you have to accept their decisions. If you want something better, like the queen etc., then you have to pay for it. My father’s care has always been free, he is assessed according to his income and it is very fair. He is now in a place with intensive care, but I was told before he moved there, that everything is funded. He now has just a pocket money weekly from his pension, but needs no more. It is a very good system for my dad. I am pleasantly surprised. His meals are included, and his treatment. He could not have better care.

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  6. Lovely post! I my self work at a intensive care home and I thank the people I care for, that no matter how bad they have it they still smile, when in pain they still fight and they show us to appreciate what lives we have. That our bad days are nothing compared to what they are going through. I’m so glad your grandad had such a lovely person caring for him, yet I’m sure she is just as lucky to of met such a fighter at age 100! x

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    • It was my father, and unfortunately he has now passed away at the end of June. I was very grateful to the carers that looked after him. For the last six months he was moved to a extra care home because of his deteriorating physical condition and his carer from his old home always visited him regularly even then. I still have contact now and I was always very grateful for all her help and support.

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