There is fortunately a lot of love still growing in people’s hearts and still going around. The moment a single person falls short in life; there are enough hands about to offer a helping hand. There is plenty of love in the hearts of those hands that take together a person in need’s own hands. But the moment of truth, sometimes the shocking truth, comes when all sense of dignity is lost, even when these well-meaning hands have done everything that it thought was necessary and with the right attitude.
Dignity goes through the roof when a person who has been well accustomed to taking perfectly good care of himself all these years, and especially of others, is almost overnight no longer able to take any care of himself. He has no choice but to be assisted by kind and loving others. And it crushes his heart when this has to happen. He loses his self-worth and dignity, sometimes even his will to live. But even under the most extreme conditions, all is never lost.
The elderly and frail and the physically and mentally challenged can be given a new lease of life through assisted living at home services, provided by the most skilled and dedicated practitioners. Many of the men and women that carry out these services are not doing a job. What they are doing is exercising a vocation. All along it was their calling to help those who could no longer help themselves, whether it’s been this way since an early age or quite literally overnight. They have special interpersonal skills that give their patients a new courage of their convictions and a steadfast will to live. Even in their condition, they still have something to give or do.