At The Good Care Group, to celebrate World Poetry Day we created a competition for our carers. This was the perfect opportunity to get creative and write a poem. It was also a lovely activity for our clients to get involved in.
Our chosen theme was ‘working in care’, in which we received several entries that were all excellent. Sonya, one of our Professional Live-in Carers poem caught our eye as it captured a typical day in the life of a live-in carer, and what it involves. It was also light hearted, positive and demonstrated the special relationship between a carer and a client.
You may be asking yourself why live-in care? This poem could help you with that decision.
Of Dignity, Pride and Care…
Wake her up
Brush her hair
Give her breakfast, show I care
Hold her hand sit and chat
Listen to the day she’s at.
Respect her dignity.. Protect her pride
Her independence is what I strive
Trips in the car make her smile.. She reminisces for a while
I make the bed, I wash her clothes
Some little things go untold.
Make the tea.. Bake some cakes
Support her with the steps she takes
I treat her like family.. Like my own
I think of my mother, if she were alone
Remember the fond days.. we have known.
So day is done she’s tucked up in bed
I’m left with pride.. and joy, not dread
I feel fulfilled and full of glee
To be a live-in carer..
Oh yes..the job for me.
Interested in becoming a carer?
If, like Sonya, you want to play a part in making a difference to someone’s life you can start your application form here.