I have had my elderly caretaking business now for just over three years. I still love it; the challenges and the overall wins, but what I don’t necessarily love is when I have to watch my clients struggle with everyday activities and emotions due to Dementia. Those struggles really tug at my heartstrings!
At my son’s football banquet on Saturday, when another mother asked what I did and I told her, she stated in no uncertain terms that she would never do what I do – not working with smelly old people. To say the least I was appalled!
To say more, I must admit that I crave to take care of people that are down and out. My heart just breaks each and every time that I have to witness someone sad or confused because their mind has stopped working the way that it once did. My only wish at those times is that I can ease at least some of their pain and be the shoulder that they lean on!
When I established my motto, I did so from the bottom of my heart. I not only believe that With Age Comes Respect, but I intend to live by that creed for as long as I live – and especially for as long as I am in business as an elderly caregiver!