A Client Passes

United States
August 5, 2007 7:19pm CST
My beeper went off while I was at my first client's house. The call was from the nurse on call. She informed me that one of my client's had passed away the night before. I was glad that I got the chance to see her one last time. To be by her side. To say goodbye.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
22 Aug 07
Was this the lady who was very sick that you were telling us about? The one who had to go into a nursing home for a short while? Well whomever she was, it was a good thing you did spend some time with her.
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• United States
23 Aug 07
This is another lady. She passed a couple of weeks ago.
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
22 Aug 07
I'm sorry this is a bit late but wanted to wish you well. My mother lives in Oregon and has a caregiver but that person is the worst there ever was. My mom is diabetic and can't walk well so she can't really do much, if any cleaning. The caregiver comes over twice a week for about an hour and does absolutely 'nothing'; in my opinion. She flat-out told my mom that she doesn't do bathrooms. Hello..? That's a major part of cleaning..! She doesn't sweep or mop kitchen floor, either. I think the only thing she does is a few dishes. The caregiver's husband is really nice to mom, though. He gets groceries for her once a week. Mom likes to take them both out for a dinner once in awhile to show her appreciation. You wouldn't believe what the caregiver has the 'gall' to do...She orders the most expensive food that she thinks she can get away with; drink as well. I told my mom to tell her that she couldn't afford the cost but my mom doesn't want to hurt her feelings. Mom's new doctor is getting better help for her soon; I pray they get rid of the other one. Anyway, you are a God-send to so many people. I know they love you very much. God Bless.
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• United States
23 Aug 07
Our agency has a list of duties we perform for our clients. This includes most of the housework. Many of the clients are unable to do the tasks that are required to keep their homes clean. Even a weekly visit keeps their household neat and sanitary. I hope that your Mom can get a caregiver that meets her needs. Big huggers to you.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
22 Aug 07
I am so glad that you had a chance to say bye and also you had a chance to enrich your life by having known her. We can all learn something from everyone we know. Each person we meet touches our life. its up to us if its good or bad. In your case its good, you were able to truly help someone in the final stages of life. Thats precious. I am sorry this response is so late in coming, I haven't been getting my email notifications and I haven't had time to be on mylot much. Take care.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Yes, that is very important. It gives you some comfort to know that you at least got that last chance. Deepest sympathies. AT PEACE WITHIN
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@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I would give anything if more caretakers were like you. I encountered some of the meanest, most impatient, uncaring people when my Dad was in need. You are such a caring person. All your clients and their families are SO lucky to have you. I am sorry about the passing but glad you were there to comfort her in the final hours before her passing. You touch so many lives.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I am sorry. I know you aren't supposed to get attached but I know how hard that is. I am sure you brought her much comfort in her final days. Hugs.
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• United States
6 Aug 07
I'm glad you had that chance to sugar. God bless you. She is home now. Free of the discomforts of this world.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I don't know why I am not getting these messages until late. I just wanted to say how sorry I am and I am glad that you did get to spend time with her..You will always remember her..