A little touch

When I first began to visit elders in their homes, it was scary for me and for them. Would we like one-another? Would the partnership work? Would we have the same goals? Would we be able to work together in harmony?

For them it was the same, but a big underlying question always is, will this person help me or hurt me? Do they want something I am not willing to give? Will they take what I have and leave me shamed and helpless?

While all of this is buried somewhere deep down in the human psyche,

Simple, educational scheme of human psyche

Simple, educational scheme of human psyche (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

once a breakthrough happens, you just know it. The realization that a bond is formed is the second that the elder reaches out to you as a caregiver with a slight touch with their hand.    You just know that they trust you and are willing to reach out to you to show that trust.

If I had not discovered that With Age Comes Respect I may not have realized just how important a little touch with elder fingertips can actually be. When I get a hug, I know that the bond is forever!

I am just so grateful for the opportunity to make this discovery in the first place!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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