Following on from last week’s blog post about Dignity in Care this Wednesday 1st February is Dignity Action Day. I thought I’d share a poem I found on the Dignity in Care website …
It’s called “I’m Here …” by Louise Appleton from Hartlepool. It’s a poem about Dignity in Care for the person that matters.
I am still a person although my actions and words may not make sense,
It’s just some thing’s seem complicated to me, doesn’t mean that I’m stupid or dense,
I ask you don’t treat me as another number a person in care,
I’m a person who needs to be treated with respect and dignity that’s fair,
I am frightened and confused and not sure what’s going on,
So please don’t assume that my faculties have gone,
There are times when I can recognise special people and their faces,
And remember special thoughts and memories of times and places,
I need your help, your care and complete reassurance,
To know that I can spend the rest of my days happy getting through this,
I was like you once, you know, and wish I was still today,
But unfortunately life has dealt the cards and I’ve ended up this way,
So please understand I’m not stupid, nor a child or mad,
I’m just a person who is confused, frustrated and sad,
And so I am asking please be there for me and make me smile,
Make the rest of my life happy, special and worth while.
I really hope you enjoyed the poem by Louise Appleton and you can find many more poems on the Dignity in Care website.
Until next time …
PS: Why not visit www.extra-help.co.uk and find out more?