While visiting with my parents today a staff member let me know that another resident had just died that morning. I could instantly tell it was hitting all of the staff hard. They were doing their best to go about their duties and keep things as normal as possible for the balance of the residents but they were hurting. It made me think of all of the people who assist us Caregivers: hospice workers, aides, facility workers. People who deal with our struggles and pain but also those of many others simultaneously and have to go through one loss after another of people they often draw close to. I know there is a profesional shell that is developed but they are human. Our loses and pain are often theirs as well.
Today I was reminded of that.