This past Sunday, October 6, we experienced one of those gratifying moments that make us all want to come to work each day.
Ready Hands was pleased to participate in the Beacon 50+ Expo held in Arlington’s Ballston Common Mall. Staffing our display table were our Director of Operations, Teri McDonald and one of our great full-time Registered Nurse Supervisors, Linda Emonds. Sponsored by the Beacon Newspaper, Inc., the Expo featured exhibitors from many senior-serving organizations, as well as entertainment, educational presentations and health screenings. About 120 visitors stopped by our display to chat, pick up materials or sign up for our drawing for a $50 restaurant gift card.
The moment I referred to took place at the Expo. At one point a gentleman walked by our display table, saw our sign and slowed his gait. Taking Linda’s hand, with tears beginning to well up in his eyes, he related how his wife had been under our care until her death.
“I don’t know how I could have gotten through it without the help of your wonderful aides,” he said. “Thank you for everything you did,” he concluded with deep emotion before walking away.
At Ready Hands, we are fortunate to receive many such expressions of appreciation, but each one makes us feel especially privileged to work in home care.