The 41-Year-old is actually working in the night service, but in the past three weeks, she was also often during the day in the Dorm. You sacrifice your leisure time, to take care of the patients. Because currently lonelier than else – no friends and relatives are allowed to visit. Some are sad, others are demented and don’t understand why nobody comes here, and why the nurses to hide and nurse her Smile behind a protective mask.
“I still remember when me and a resident had asked when the visitors can come up – I said to him, that is a long time. But when I realized that there were still at least 3 weeks, that scared me and decided to sacrifice my free time for the residents,“ says Meyer in an interview with FOCUS Online. So a friend suggested to the old nurse as a hero of the Corona-crisis at the bouquet of flowers-action by FOCUS Online. Meyer is one of the 50 winners.
Meyer began with the residents together your relatives to call. A demented residents had not understood why he should now make phone calls, so Meyer has taken just a Video of him and his granddaughter sent. “The happy-minded about it!”.
Small Gestures of care workers and home residents can hold,
With another demented residents, they went for a walk, he got so excited and all on the road – of course with a large distance – with a warm “Moin” is located. A third resident was sitting in despair because, the head on the table. “As I then called her up to the room and your daughter, I’ve seen formally as you to flourish. The fact alone, to hear the voice of her daughter, made the resident for this Moment is very happy,“ says the old nurse.
A resident had not been sad, because he could from the home, to visit a friend for her birthday: “So we wrote him a card.” It is these many small Gestures that let the nurses and residents just keep. FOCUS-Online-action #corona care: Germany helps!
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“the family are very grateful – you give us chocolate, a nice card, or a cake in front of the door,” says Meyer. She has been working for almost 25 years in the care. “I never wanted to be anything else than a nurse. Simply because I wanted to help others.“ As a nurse, she had no training, instead with 17 a voluntary social year in a nursing home started.
“Try to give you small glimmers of light”
“Sometimes I quarrel with it. Nursing has changed a lot, compared to the staff strength of the past is nowadays a joke. It always is, that is all the people to meet and enough time to spend,” says Meyer. Right now is more important than ever. Nurses, make your leisure time as Nadine Meyer, the victims are the residents and relatives hold out. “What gives me courage? Just get on with it. And we are a great Team – it’s fun to go to work. And I’m trying to look on the bright side – at least I have a job and social contacts.“ I need help I would like to
help But so slowly flips the mood, the residents are impatient, irritable mood. Many have required more conversation than usual, and the proximity to search. “To us Caregivers it’s not good sometimes. But we still try everything with a Smile to tackle. We try to make the Best of it.“ And now, before Easter, will diligently crafted. “We try to give you small glimmers of light and this will help many.” RKI-President Lothar Wieler explains the new Corona-data-donation-App FOCUS Online RKI-President Lothar Wieler explains the new Corona-data-donation-App