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Macy has always been available for any shift that needed to be covered whether we inform her 2 days in advance or if she is informed in less than 30 minutes. She went to a male client’s house who had some dementia and was on hospice. He would think Macy was his wife or daughter occasionally. Macy would sit on the bed and just hold his hand. Nothing was said at these time, yet it still made the client feel safe and loved for “his reality”. They became very close. When it was time to switch caregivers, at the end of Macy’s shift, he would get very sad and never want her to leave. I think this is very important because it’s the small gestures that make the biggest impact on peoples lives. The client has now passed on and Macy says she thinks of him everyday. All she did was sit and hold his hand and tell him it will be okay.
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