“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” Dalai Lama
Certainly now is one of those times that really identifies those individuals that are able to turn away from their own needs, and maybe their own fears, to be in a position to care about, and for, those fellow humans that are unable to independently care for themselves. I am so thankful and proud that our dedicated staff are certainly part of this group! Many of them also have spouses, children, and parents that require their love and attention, yet day in and day out, shift after shift, they are showing up at our homes providing compassionate, specialized care. We are constantly looking for ways to demonstrate our appreciation for our staff, ways to boost their morale, and our continuous efforts at getting congress to increase funding that will help with DSP overtime pay, paid leave, and multiple other increased expenses agencies are incurring at this time and would invite any of you reading this blog that want to help us recognize our incredible direct care staff to leave a message of gratitude and praise on the agency’s Facebook page! If you don’t do computer then just leave a good ole phone message at 708-560-4400.
Please stay safe and be kind to one another.