The gentle touch of a caregiver
Kathy from the Salt Lake County Caregiver Support Program tells us of a wonderful moment she witnessed.
“Today I witnessed a heroic caregiver—he simply held his father’s elbow. The man steadied his father’s uneasy movements as he walked into the bank and up to the teller. The father did his own banking, spoke to the teller and quietly put away his paperwork and I.D. The caregiver never said a word, simply kept a light touch on his father’s elbow. The only word I heard the caregiver speak was “Let me get that for you Dad” as he opened the heavy bank door to leave. Sometimes the most important thing we ever say to those we care for is done in body language—no words or instructions required. Thank you caregivers for your kind and supportive actions.”