Kindness #atozchallenge #elderlyissues

Reached out a hand shadow covers life’s light she held mine *** Kindness seems like a great word for the A to Z challenge as we start a new week   “She was the kindest and loving neighbor I’ve ever had.” “She was kind and thoughtful to everyone in her life” “She never said anContinue reading “Kindness #atozchallenge #elderlyissues”

Isolation #elderly #covid19 #atozchallenge

  Emptiness both directions hold the rails don’t look down ***   When life spins a little out of control, we want some activity to keep us steady. Isolation aka “Stay at Home” makes it even harder to keep steady. The Elderly often have routines to keep them engaged (and from getting frustrated). It’s hardContinue reading “Isolation #elderly #covid19 #atozchallenge”

Healthy at Home #covid #elderly #atozchallenge

There’s no place like home and at the moment that is where everyone is. From the village (Uganda) to the city (San Francisco) hut or palace people are in their domiciles to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The objective is to keep everyone healthy and for the sickness to curve downward and stop infecting people.Continue reading “Healthy at Home #covid #elderly #atozchallenge”

Grief #atozchallenge #elderly #haiku #photography

final song head fell against the pillow flowers wept *** I don’t need to explain what grief is in a time when the flowers in so many gardens are weeping. One of my patients, before she was put in isolation, told me that she thought about her husband every day. “He was a good man.Continue reading “Grief #atozchallenge #elderly #haiku #photography”

Fragile #Elderly #atozchallenge

 fragile skin fall crackles beneath feet blue eye question  sky hidden behind clouds arms reach for emptiness wind blows yesterday your toes wave at me another good day *** People may not know it but skin is a barrier to disease and in the elderly skin is a battle front.  Broken Skin breaks and tearsContinue reading “Fragile #Elderly #atozchallenge”

Exercise #atozchallenge #elderly

“Good morning, Miss E it’s time to get up.” “I think I’ll stay in bed.” “Okay then we will have our bath in bed today.” “Oh I dont want to do that. I better get up.” “What if I let you stay in bed a little longer. I will give your your meds in bed.”Continue reading “Exercise #atozchallenge #elderly”

Care Givers #atozchallenge #elderly

  She brought a fragrant rose every day. I always wanted to change Chelsie’s name to Joy. She reminded me of a fountain that was always bubbling over with joy. She always knocked on the door at 9:55 in the morning. Mr. C would go off to do his errands. Chelsie and I would doContinue reading “Care Givers #atozchallenge #elderly”

Gravel Tears #sorrow #hospice #tears #elderly

I caught up with a tear today it was from old despair in attempt to grasp at it it ran away from there * pain’s etched upon a heart at death we cannot grasp it leaves on wind before we know our hands one final clasp * I caught up with a tear today mingledContinue reading “Gravel Tears #sorrow #hospice #tears #elderly”

Slipping #elderly #hospice #photography

her fragile skin fall crackles beneath feet blue eyes question  sky hidden behind clouds your arms reach out for emptiness wind blows yesterday’s away our fingers grasp each other another good day *** Working with the elderly is filled with joy and tears. Little bits or progress are a victory. Laughter and friends heal manyContinue reading “Slipping #elderly #hospice #photography”

Treasure Hunter #poetry #alzheimers #elderly

a grey- haired journey we often stub our toes rattle our mind for memories caregiver regular  in tow treasures we seek but little do we find momentary peeks into a treasure filled mind ******* daily routine seasons change as you age  digging up treasure   Look into the mind of the elderly there are vastContinue reading “Treasure Hunter #poetry #alzheimers #elderly”

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