One of our Hospice CNAs shared what it is like to work with the Heart ‘n Home family …
First, I want you to know what an honor and privilege it is to work with the Heart ‘n Home team. I could not ask for a better work family! I learned a couple of things this week, but the thing that stuck with me the most is I have found my purpose and know that I am here to support and surround our patients families with love as their loved one leaves this world.
Additionally I learned how the power of presence is important to not only the family, but the patients who we get to serve every day. I have formed meaningful relationships with several of our patients and while they may not be aware, they have impacted the way I care for all of my patients. Each patient makes me better. One of these meaningful relationships was with a patient who recently passed. He was rough around the edges, but he grew to trust me and I was there to not only bathe him, but to be a listener. On one of my last visits he gave me a hug which was out of the norm as we always said goodbye with a good hand shake. Without even realizing it, he made quite an impact on me. And the funny thing is, all I really did was listen to him and his spouse.
I absolutely love what I do and even though I need to have a good cry when I lose these patients, I would not want to work any place else. So, with that all being said, I want to thank each and every one of you, as you have all made an impact on me as well!