Category Archives: Older care

Tribute to Carers

My Tribute to Carers.

Carers are often overlooked
There’s no sympathy to spare,
When it’s lavished on the one who’s sick –
The person in their care.

So often the carer needs an ear
A shoulder on which to cry,
A minute or two just for themselves
As their life goes rushing by.

An hour to spend that’s just for them
For fripperies and for fun
When at someone else’s beck and call,
Their work is never done.

An outing to the cinema perhaps,
To laugh and feel carefree,
To offload the burden,
Weighed down with love,
So a bit of life they see.

They never moan, they don’t regret,
They don’t see it as a chore.
They don’t do it as a duty
Or to notch up a heavenly score.

They don’t get awarded medals
At the end there is no prize.
But then, you see, each carer
Is an angel in disguise.

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Care home rated excellent – victim of the budget cuts

Care home victim of the budget cuts

Reporter: Richard Hooton
Date online: 11 March 2011

A CARE home rated as excellent is being closed due to council budget cuts.

Limecroft Care Home, White Bank Road, Limeside, which provides respite care and has a day centre for people with dementia, is due to shut at the end of the month.

Council chiefs say the centre is underused and places at other facilities will be used instead.

But families are upset that a respected establishment will go and say 21 residents are currently cared for there.

After its last inspection from the Care Quality Commission the home was given a three-star excellent rating.

One woman, whose mum is a patient, said: “The care there has been wonderful. It is such a shame to be shutting such a marvellous home.

“We haven’t got a clue what’s going to happen and when. The council seems to be trying to get the patients into private residential care. It seems to be shutting all the homes down. It doesn’t seem to be bothered about providing care any more.”

An old lady’s poem

When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Dundee, Scotland, it was wrongly assumed that she had nothing left of any value.
But later, when the nurses were going through her meagre possessions, they found this poem.
Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.