April 5, 2016 is National Carers Day!
In honour of National Carers Day, we asked VHA’s fantastic and caring staff and service providers to share their memorable carer moments with us. Watch the video and see the stories below to see what some of them told us.
Thank you to all our caregivers for the amazing work you do!
You can join the National Carers Day celebrations by making a pledge to continue working toward a future where all carers are recognized, respected and valued. Visit the Carers Canada pledge wall to make your pledge and see what other carers from across the country are saying!
When one of my cancer clients was taken to the hospital, I booked my afternoon off and brought flowers to visit her. When I walked into the room, her two daughters and husband were in tears. They were not expecting to see me at their mother’s deathbed. It was a moment of saying goodbye to this client and showing comfort to this family.
Since I started working with VHA, I’ve had so many special moments with my clients, but one of them stands out. Every time I would visit one client, he would turn to his wife and say, “Sunshine is here.” He would always say, “Good morning, Sunshine when I got to his bedroom. It made me feel strong to continue my work day.
The moment that really touched the very core of my heart is when my client tried to open her eyes and said, “Please don’t leave me.” I know she wanted me to stay… seeing her deteriorating every visit was heartbreaking… and for her to say “thank you” after every care was so rewarding. It feels good to be appreciated.