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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

Downside of the job.........

working in a retirement home, is that people die........often.  :upset:.....lovely lady passed away today, seemed fighting fit yesterday, all excited about about Christmas with her flat decorated like Santa's grotto. 

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preunit

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preunit says:

M8

sounds like she died happy...what more can you ask?

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

I run a pub

we lose locals all the time. feel your pain:upset:

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

I used to work

in supported living. People with MS and other horrible wasting illnesses, makes you question your own mortality.  At least it sounds like she didnt suffer.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

nice one Ian...

:biggrin:........bless her, she had Parkinsons, but that isn't what did for her it seems...........but as you say, i guess she didn't suffer, I hope.    Should be used to it by now, but some of the residents you can't help getting to like.

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princessvanvan

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sorry to hear that m8

its always difficult when u get attched to people u care for it was the same with me before i started college i used to work with children with disabilities and u cant help getting attached to them and we have lost a few children in the 7 years i worked there it is sad but on the up side u have given them joy and comfort and helping them:-) so iam sure she passed a happy lady i do feel for u though :upset:

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

cheers VV

....good way of looking at things.  :smile

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smoto5

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smoto5 says:

I agree with all that's been said above Steve,

if you like them, there's pretty good chance they are fond of you :smile sometimes just a few minutes chat or laughter can brighten somebody's whole day, sounds like you do good dude :smile 

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

cheers smoto,

we had a Care and Quality Commision audit recently, and residents told them they enjoy living there and many residents felt the staff treated them like their own parents/grandaprents, which was nice.

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bazablue

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bazablue says:

compassion

nice to see some bikers still have it,well said all....most of us do care,as showed at runs like wooton bassett/easter eggs/hospitals.....

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Sounds a nice way to go...

Hell of a lot better than my poor grandfather - he was around during the second world war, and died in a concentration camp.  :upset:

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