24 Seven Care in a 365 day world…


Imagine your old, unable to do it for yourself, in need, walking a difficulty, eating a scary feeling, you can’t chew that well, the risk of food getting stuck in your throat, not forgetting the medication, a number of conditions, from heart beat to sleep, you need the basics, just to get through the day, then remind yourself, all the news chasers, responding to isolated reports, the difficulties some elderly live with, then recall the struggle, of those daily providing the caring, cleaning dirty nappies, assisting with toilet, responding to the alarm bells through the night, imagine what it’s like working and living in that world, always trying to be uppity, going room to room, with advice for everyone, doing the chore, being patient while the residents are not so pliable, feeling confined as they are, in their limited life space, would you do those tasks, for 10 to fifteen euro’s or dollars per hour, or would you leave it to someone else.

Imagine it, if we live long enough, we will be all in the hands of the carers; isn’t time to moved it a notch upwards, those menial jobs many deride, cleaning and feeding the elderly, who once were the Kings and Queens of their neighborhoods, just a thought for a Thursday, amen.

And when things go wrong, everyone shouts, we need a lawyer here, not that the residents are going to benefit, well, at least some good came out of it you say, something for yourself of course, hey, we paid good money, doesn’t those words ring bells in your head!


7 thoughts on “24 Seven Care in a 365 day world…

  1. Namaste BW πŸ™‚

    A poignant reminder of how selfishness has usurped selflessness in our so-called ‘progressive world’.

    Those giving service to others are generally speaking severely underpaid. When I asked a colleague why they thought this may be so they responded by saying, ‘they don’t generate a profit for the work they do: they are a drain on the economy.’

    I will of course remind this Neanderthal of their contemptuous remark when old and unable to care for themselves and being bed-bathed with an abrasive scouring pad.

    Namaste πŸ™‚


      • Thank you BW, Namaste πŸ™‚ Yes indeed we do…they are worth far more than their weight in gold.

        Have a pleasant weekend.

        Take care. Namaste πŸ™‚


      • thanks, i visit an elderly relative, and when you see the staff, you wonder where they get the energy, something society everywhere needs more awareness of, blessings

      • Namaste BW πŸ™‚

        I couldn’t agree with you more. It is not until we ourselves are put in their position – perhaps assisting or supporting parents or grandparents – that we realise just what is involved and how much Love it takes to do the job as well as those who make it their profession.

        I hope your elderly relative is doing well πŸ™‚

        Take care of them as you take care of yourself. Have a great week.

        Namaste πŸ™‚


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