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I Love Working With the Elderly

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    Ritz Crackers

    There was a sweet little lady that would follow me all over the nursing home. As alzhiemers progressed i had to watch her , she liked to swipe stuff! One day she had gone behind the nurses station....One of the RNs was doing some charting, She had nabbed a whole box of Ritz...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2007

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    You Won't Know Anything Until You Know Everything: Things People With Dementia Say

    Here are some of the things patients have said. Sometimes the things that these innocent people say make you want to burst out laughing. Names have been changed to protect privacy (for obvious reasons). Dementia is a very sad thing, but those of us dedicated to the people who...
    Spankmesweetly Spankmesweetly 22-25, F Jun 16, 2013

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    Elderly Help

    Hi. As a working mother, I've been looking for a helper for my parents at home. I didn't need a nurse but just an elderly helper. The Almondbury Agency found me a perfect girl. She really helps them with housework, shopping, and everyday stuff ! http://www.elderly-help.co.uk...
    nathalielawrence nathalielawrence 51-55 1 Response Jul 6, 2010

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    My Old Peeps

    I work as a dietary aide in a nursing home and have been there for the past 2 years. I'm quitting in august due to having to move because I have to go to college, but my great grandmother is a resident there, and i have become sooooo attatched to so many lovely old   ladies...
    cherryalakei cherryalakei 22-25, F May 18, 2008

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    Something of Meaning

    Today at work I cried and prayed with a patient who reminded me a lot of my mom.  She was very broken and sad because she just lost her 44 y/o son to a massive heart attack and 5 days later lost her husband of 40 years who treated her like a queen apparently..  she was...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 1 Response May 28, 2008

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    It's Only Human Nature

    I work with the elderly Yes, I do and Love it !!... This morning I received a call... Asking me to come up to the home one of the residents was passing and asking to see myself and a co - worker of mine Anne one last time .. I do know death is a part of life and don't fear death...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    A Wonderful Experance

    I work for a company that provides companionship for the elderly. We also provide transportation and help cleaning around the house. I have come to love this job because it has opened up a whole new world of friendships to me. But especially the joy of being able to give to...
    Buttercup41104 Buttercup41104 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Treasures Of Society

    I used to work as a housekeeper at a nursing home, and it turned out to be one of the most important and life-changing jobs I have ever had. At first, I was hesitant to talk to the patients, because I had fallen victim to several stereotypes of elderly people- that they are...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    Aunt Ethel

    I loved to be with my grandmas brothers and sisters all 12 it was never a dull moment! Aunt Ethel was getting older she knew that i was related just not my name specifically ...Who do you belong to or are you now? I would hang with her at family functions , she insisted on still...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    How I Got My Mother-in-law To Use Her Walker.

    My mother-in-law wouldn't use her walker even after a bad fall which resulted in her breaking her arm. My sister and I made a pretty, fitted pillow for hers. She started using it (probably because she felt guilty after we went to so much trouble lol) Soon, she went into assisted...
    Pillowalk Pillowalk 41-45 1 Response Apr 1, 2011

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    They Are All So Special - Every Songle One

    I have only recently started training in a rest home.  The challenges faced by the elderly on a daily basis are very real.  Since some of their abilities have diminished, and in the process the mind slows down a bit for some.  Learning to slow down and talk at...
    Naveah Naveah 41-45, F 1 Response May 16, 2009

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    They Have So Much to Share

    They have so much to share. I love spending time with them.  They have so many stories to tell and things to share with us.  I can't stand to hear about nursing homes or others abusing these dear sweet people.  If we would just take the time to sit down and chat...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    Scooter

    I saw the cutest little old man this morning. We had snow this weekend and there he was sitting at the light ,on a scooter! It had pretty good traction too. He was all bundeled up and cruizin.
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F Dec 3, 2007

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    Darah

    My favorite lady ! She always made me smile,i could calm her when noone else could. One day it was hilarious,the constuction workers had to go in her room.She doesn't like men.This little lady crippled up with arthritis,  in a wheel chair and moving at a snails pace cornered...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F Oct 9, 2007

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    A Young Student Worked For My Parents As An Elderly Helper.

    Hi. As a working mother, I've been looking for a helper for my parents at home. I didn't need a nurse but just an elderly helper. The Almondbury Agency found me a perfect girl. She really helps them with housework, shopping, and everyday stuff ! http://www.elderly-help.co.uk...
    nathalielawrence nathalielawrence 51-55 Jul 6, 2010

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    Working At A Retirement Home

    From 2010 up until now I’ve worked at a retirement home in the Midwest. I will refer to this place as “Lakeside Retirement Home”. This blog is about my experiences, the characters, and the environment there. I was the bartender, keeper of the booze, chamber of secrets for...
    WorldofSenile WorldofSenile 26-30 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    Lovely People

    They're always smiling and really fun to chat with. The ones I usually visit are always waiitng for me and they tell amazing stories and keep beating me at cards!! I really do enjoy my time with them as much as I do with the kids on my street or even my friends. They're lovely...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    I Met the Sweetest Little Old Man Today!

    I could not believe my eyes, his birth year 1906 ! There he was this sweet,polite ,spry little man. Not a stitch of grey in his hair and moving around all by himself.Smiling and joking ,to cool!
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    I Took Granny Down!

    This week at work I was the talk of the hospital and somewhat of a hero for taking down a little old lady.  Yes, in my bizarro world overpowering the aged evidently elevates one to celebrity status.    It all began with unhallowed screams down a long hall...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2008

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    I love being a woman with curves (:
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    sometimes i just need a big curvy soft woman to hold on to and kiss and touch. its such a genuine real feeling to be with a woman who is not afraid of her curves or mine!
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    now that my hair is getting a decent lienght I can't think of anything sexier then being in bed with someone playing with each others long hair
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    Met a girl at seventeen Thought she meant the world to me, so I gave her everything, she turned out to be a cheat Said she'd been thinking for a long time and she found somebody...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Can be pals with decents. Love real. Fake saddens. Shedding sad failed.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Morning working done! Ready to enjoy the rest of my Saturday. Thanks to Avenged sevenfold for providing me with good workout tunes
    Salsaconqueso1124 Salsaconqueso1124 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Curves yes, in a healthy way though preferably because that is too what I want to be a healthy curvy woman. Got the curvy part down, still working on getting into better shape...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Can you tell me your definition of "curves / curvy"? I feel like when people say "I love curvy women", they're not always talking about the same type of woman. I also think that my...
    sudixx sudixx 18-21, F 18 Responses a week ago

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    Killed back tonight!! ?? I REALLY was in the zone! Listening to motivational speeches does that to you haha. If you guys are struggling to find that motivation I highly recommend...
    JustChris1217 JustChris1217 18-21, M Aug 26

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    guys with tattoos r so sexy. if you don't mind me saying I would kiss each and everyone of your tattoos cause they r beautiful and i would admire them upon your body. tattoos r...
    imyourbunny imyourbunny 13-15, F Aug 25

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    I've been going to the gym 5-6 days a week for the past several months and am truly happy with the results I am seeing!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25

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    I want a man with tattoos I can kiss and admire
    gummybear2090 gummybear2090 18-21, F Aug 24

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    Women with curves are some of the most beautiful things in the world.
    Music05 Music05 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I just love women who have curves! Infact my 1 gf had amazing curves! Women with curves are just a big turn on and they look xo preety,bold & S*xy *_*
    Sexomaddy Sexomaddy 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    "Alyssa Lies" My little girl met a new friend Just the other day On the playground at school Between the tires and the swings But she came home with tear-filled eyes And she said...
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 22

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    Don't Laugh At Me" I'm a little boy with glasses The one they call the geek A little girl who never smiles 'Cause I've got braces on my teeth And I know how it feels To cry myself...
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 22

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    I love Married With Children i watch it a lot of time on tbs..Al Bundy will always be one of the greatest tv show characters of all time.
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M Aug 21

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    I still remember the days when I used to be overweight in my late 20s and my lifestyle was just too unhealthy. I oncr saw a shocking documentary on tv about obesity and since then...
    loneheart76 loneheart76 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    honestly hair color doesn't really matter to me...heck if she's bald and a female with a big all natural bust line I be very happy to enjoy her company...large all natural breasts...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I need to get more regular and start eating good. Have set some targets up for myself
    slowdrifting1 slowdrifting1 22-25, M Aug 20

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    What of you messes around with a women that is consider slender but she has a body that any many would want to be with.
    oblivious423 oblivious423 31-35, M Aug 20

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    I love to smell my wife's dirty smelly yellow stained knickers
    batt1002 batt1002 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 20