Last week was Glad to Care Awareness Week and an opportunity for many in the care sector to celebrate carers and recognise their dedication and contribution to the lives of the people they care for as well as the support they provide to their families.
At The Hazelwell Care Home in Wirral, we were only too delighted to get involved and spent the week celebrating our staff in a variety of ways including motivational speeches, postcards of gratitude to carers, and lots of tasty treats for our staff to indulge in.
We also held a party for our staff to show just how much we all appreciate them, and we were joined by residents and their relatives too. It was a great success with a sepcial cake, food, drink, and music, and was a great opportunity to thank our staff for their hard work.
One very special moment of our Glad to Care Week was a poem that was written for our staff by one of our very own residents:
"The 14th of June was Carers and Staff Day,
And to you all, I would like a tribute to pay,
Unlike some professions, you don’t go on strike but get to work by vehicle, walk, or bike
Caring is hard and is not easy work, but from your duties, you never shirk.
You help us wash and dress us if you are asked, assist us to move around, you are multitasked,
We are served breakfast, lunch, and tea, and for supper, you always manage to find time to bring us a cuppa,
All in the office, laundry or kitchen go the extra mile
With gentle hands, friendship, help, and a nice smile
Such people like you are always hard to find
Your hard work gives security and peace of mind
Thank you for caring and I will say now…
To our applause, Hazelwell carers and staff, please take a bow”
We are so proud of the team that we have built here, their hard work and dedication, and the bonds they have formed with our residents. Our team work closely together to ensure our residents receive the very best in person-centred care and an enriching lifestyle, and we are delighted that this has been recognised this Glad to Care Week.