Here’s to the nursing home staff.

The ones to answer the phones. Mop the floors. Clean the toilets. Dish out medication. Make medical appointments for patients.

Dual FlagsKeep them clean. Wipe their bum. Cook their food. Take them on daily walks or weekly bus trips. Walk them to the chapel every 2nd Wednesday for Mass.

It’s not a job that I could do because I’m too much of a princess.

These are the people who take care of my mum every. single. day. They’ve taken someone who was in a bad way and have restored her to the healthy woman she deserves to be. They let me be selfish and visit mum not-often-enough and still know that she’s in good hands and in the best nic that she’s been in for a very long time.

They’re on shit wages, yet they work with compassionate hearts and smiles on their faces.

(Thanks to Penny for inspiring this post!)

Who’s YOUR Australian/s of the year?

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4 thoughts on “Australians of my year

  1. I agree that they do a great job. It’s not for everyone. Those who do it well should be rewarded.

    Posted on 26 January 2012 at 8:05 pm
  2. Beautiful, Rah. Love you *bearhugs* x

    Posted on 26 January 2012 at 8:22 pm
  3. Just lovely Lauzie.
    Hats off to the wonderful nursing home staff.

    Posted on 27 January 2012 at 11:24 am
  4. xx

    Posted on 27 January 2012 at 9:09 pm