Contributed By: Caregiver Lora
Our elders want to be heard and respected for what they have to say. So I believe it is important to take the time to have two-way conversations. Sometimes I have to get things started, but often our residents want to talk about their past, their family and about current events. Above, our resident really enjoyed interesting conversation while welcoming the coming of spring on the front porch. I know he appreciated my genuine interest which included me asking where he went to high school. Exchanges such as this build self-esteem and bring back fond memories. And for me, I learn so much and am so grateful that our residents share their fabulous stories and experiences with me.
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