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“In that moment” – a tender thought about assisted living and death by Allie Carpenter,RN

This was just too precious not to share-  this was written by my daughter Allie ❤

Thought of the day. People often ask me how I can work with the elderly and be around death. I thought about it for a while but it didn’t take me long to come to a conclusion. These people come to my facility for the same reason. Not to get better and leave, but to fulfill the rest of their life and die. My job is to make them laugh, care for them, love them and most importantly give the last years of their life quality. These people become part of my family and in some ways I am part of theirs.. built in grandmas and grandpas. Death is never easy. For me it is bittersweet. I get to be a part of their last memories. Sometimes, I even have the privilege to hold the hand of someone I have come to care about while they take their last breaths. In that moment I feel important. In that moment I know I have made a difference in at least one person’s life. In that moment I know my purpose. Awesome.

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Allie pictured here with her Grandma Marge who is in her care- we love you Aller!

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Costa Rica- through my eyes

Recently I traveled to beautiful Costa Rica- meaning “rich coast” in Spanish. A country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. I’ve had this destination on my bucket list for photography and was so excited to get the opportunity to go.

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