This week, AutumnGrove Cottage is especially appreciative of our nurses that go above and beyond in helping our residents and their families. Nurses Week began in 1994 and was created by the American Nurses Association. This week is an appreciation for all types of nurses for everything that they do for their patients. Today in particular is National School Nurse Day and National Student Nurses Day. These wonderful people are commended for all the work they do and all the help they give.
AutumnGrove Cottage nurses have a special task of caring for our residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be challenging in that each day is very different from the other. Sometimes the care given in the morning is drastically different from the evening. With this challenge our nurses rise to the occasion time and time again with a positive spirit. They have grown to love the residents as if they were part of their own family. They love to help bring joy back into the lives of the residents and family members and have learned that the residents help bring joy into their lives.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all
of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
― Leo F. Buscaglia