I always want to ensure that the elders in my care are safe and sound. It is easy to do when I am present, but not so easy to do when I have a day off, like holidays and weekends.
Today would not be a day for an elder to be wondering about outside since the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from last night until today. The prediction is that the DuPage County, Illinois area will receive between four and eight inches of snow and the temperature will not exceed 21 degrees. The combination could be deadly to an older person with thin skin.
Although New Year’s day is a day for people to get together, eat, reflect back on the previous year and watch ball games, as people grow older, these things don’t seem as important thus they are not as likely to be done. But when there is no gathering and an older individual is all alone for an entire day, the loneliness can feel extreme. I don’t like this either.
While it is great to have a holiday with my boys and dog and cat, I do worry about how my clients are faring out. My business would just not mean as much if I did not remember that With Age Comes Respect so I must keep them in mind at all times to satisfy my business self!
Happy New Year and keep warm!