Mary McKenna works with Bluebird Care Carlow/Kilkenny/Waterford and she has penned a poem to tell us her #myiCareStory.
Golden Years by Mary McKenna #myiCareStory
What do I see, another elderly person in care
Vacant face, no happy smile, eyes that stare
Look beyond the image find the love in your heart
Open your eyes, spend time, sure isn’t that a start.
The person before me sits old, bent and grey
Where is the woman, once young, pretty and gay?
Smile, communicate be patient and kind
This fast paced world has left her behind .
No time to wait, no time to listen and understand
All she needed was a kind word and a helping hand
This is a woman who has lived and loved through many years
A lifetime of wisdom but instead filled with worry and fears.
Call it what you like – declining years, dotage, decrepitude
Don’t leave this person to live in loneliness and solitude.
Why do I love working with Bluebird Care you may ask?
Looking after our clients is labour of love not a task.
In Bluebird Care there is a lot of love and support to go around
Both carers and client reap the rewards I have found
The touch of hand, a caring word, a warm smile
The look on their face makes it all worthwhile.