Special Edition: Stories of Care
This special edition series of Provider Daily is designed to keep Provider subscribers abreast of positive news in the long term care profession. To share your stories of care, please email email@example.com.
A police officer stopped by a local long term care center to put on an off-duty guitar concert for the seniors there. Of both his police service and his volunteering, he said “it’s nice to be able to give back to the community, especially the one I grew up in so providing service to the community is amazing.” He said the center holds a special place in his heart because his wife used to work as a nurse there.
When one family saw that a local nursing center and assisted living community was collecting cards for residents, they answered the call. Six-year-old Kaylee Raabe of Oakland, Nebraska insisted on making enough cards, so every resident got at least one–over 60 cards! Not only did she bring some much-needed happiness to some people in need, she boosted her own spirits by being there for others. “It made me feel very happy!” Kaylee said.
Molly from Massachusetts sends her regards to everybody in long term care right now. She said she hopes people are well and that they know people are thinking about them and care about them. Hopefully, she said, visitors are allowed back soon. If you someone you know wants to share a message of support, please visit https://carenotcovid.com.
A long term care resident in Lee, Massachusetts received a very special 107th birthday celebration, even if at a social distance. All first responders in the town–police, firefighters, and EMT–led a parade by the building to show their love to Barbara. “That was wonderful!” she exclaimed.