It is not unusual to see the men who live in our care homes take on a very tender role where weaker residents are concerned.
A couple of fellows who were in better shape than one of our female residents used to call her “the baby” and tuck blankets around her in her recliner. This happened several years ago when we were new to the operation, and I remember being stunned by this simple act of concern.
As one of these men aged, another man used to help him and hold his hand when they walked together.
Recently, one of our younger residents took on the responsibility of helping another resident eat.
The adult children of our prospective residents are sometimes conditioned to think that their parents gain the most satisfaction when being entertained with games and activities. I think the evidence suggests that real satisfaction is found in helping others, even at a very advanced age. The men of the house particularly seem to retain a strong sense of chivalry.
This Father’s Day we will have an opportunity to honor those Dads who are still with us. We understand that isn’t always easy for those who recall the man of the house of their youth having imperfections.
At ComfortCare, we make a conscious decision every day to honor all the men in our homes as if they were the greatest fathers or uncles or mentors to ever impact the life of a child. If you have a father who needs more care than he is receiving, we invite you to come see the difference it makes in the lives of the men of our houses when we give them honor, dignity and respect. We know of no other way to live.