Through The Gate by digitalrn

Through The Gate

Having worked in long-term care for over 20 years and specializing in dementia care, I have grown to love this population. I enjoy the conversations, holding their hands, watching them smile, the opportunity to just sit next to them in silence so they are not alone and letting them know they are special. It has been a privilege. This year has been tough on this vulnerable population who reside in nursing homes and so many have passed on through the gate. We have almost 500 residents in our facility and we have been blessed to remain free of any virus. My heart goes out to those who have lost their loved one.
So glad you have not been touched as so many have! A very dramatic lookingphoto Rick!
May 13th, 2020  
You will be missed when you retire. It takes a special gift to work the way you are with that attitude. They are blessed that you are there with them.
May 13th, 2020  
Great edit. So glad everyone is staying safe.
May 13th, 2020  
You are a treasure.
May 13th, 2020  
They can never replace you. you're one of a kind. extra ordinary to hear your nursing home is doing so well at these trying times and not loosing one to the virus. my son lives in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. the cities nursing home was always in the news. they had too many outbreaks. from what I heard say, a lady came back from a Florida vacation and visited her mom in the home. this lady, over the years helped out a little with some of other patients. well shortly after they had an outbreak. so many unfortunate ones lost their lives. my son and family are all ok.
May 13th, 2020  
The processing you used here to frame the cemetrary gates is interesting. Good to hear that your facility is covid-free. We have a local "care facility" that has had 50 residents and 24 staff members who have been infected with COVID-19. 9 residents have died with the infection listed as a contributing factor. Very sad how it can hit one so hard and skip over another.
May 13th, 2020  
@grammyn @milaniet @homeschoolmom @allie912 @bruni @randystreat Thank you all for your kind words.
May 15th, 2020  
I agree with the others Rick- you will be very hard to replace. They can probably find someone with the right technical skills but they will never find someone with your heart. In a way you are passing through a gate too- but thankfully one that holds a well-deserved future. God Bless you for all you do for your patients and I'm so thankful to Him that your facility has been spared.
May 15th, 2020  
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