Ground Hog

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Holiday feature: How Senior Care Businesses Can Help Families Understand the Changes in the Aging Process Ground hog day is February second. We at CF Consulting Inc. celebrate ground hog day because it resonates with what our industry is all about. Folklore has it, that if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will arrive early, sometime before the vernal equinox; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks. If we analyze the tale, the ground hog is going through a period of changing seasons. He is aware of the change and is prepared to face it on the day. The message is an important one for …show more content…

However, we must keep in mind that it is ultimately the customer’s decision. We must never impede upon the patients’ rights even if we may feel like it is in their best interests. As seasons change so does people. We in the senior care industry see change often; As patients age and their conditions worsen. Seeing so many patients go through their final stage of life we may become insensitive to the patient’s feelings. We must try to remain mindful of the sensitivity of their situation. The caregiver- patient relationship is one that requires trust. Kindness, genuine compassion and patience are the best ways to build caregiver – patient trust. We have realized that, that trust must be present for a patient to commit fully. Senior Care businesses play a vital role in the lives of the elderly and their families. Service providers support families as they go through periods of distress, uncertainty and change. Through the specialized services that we in the senior care industry provide, we are able to lessen the negative effects of these changes. Most of all, we bring understanding, comfort and fulfillment to our patients and their loved

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