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Colleague pens poem to commemorate Dementia Care Framework - Gowrie House

Over the past couple of months Four Season’s Health Care has been celebrating the success of a number of pioneering homes as they’ve achieved accreditation for the revolutionary dementia care they provide.

One of the most recent celebrations in Kirkcaldy, saw the team at Gowrie House celebrate their success in style with a Philippine themed party, with a unique Scottish twist.

Following on from their party, Nina Hutchinson, a Dementia Ambassador in the home penned a lovely poem after being inspired by the Framework and how her understanding of how a resident may feel with dementia has been increased.

Nina’s poem can be seen below:

Dementia Experience Poem

Walk in my Shoes,
Just for a day,
Feel how I feel,
It’s the easiest way,

The jigsaw is there,
The pieces are too,
They don’t seem to fit
It’s a bit of a do,

Hear what I hear,
And see what I see,
I’m not sure where I am,
But I know I’m me,

Step into my shoes,
The experience may be difficult,

And at times a bit rough
But you can say when you’ve had enough

But this is my life, my everyday world
Some days nice and calm,
And other days a swirl,

The one thing to remember when the experience is done,
Help me with my memories,
And the days that I have none.

Anjie Restar, Home Manager, said: “Nina is a fantastic asset to us here at Gowrie House. She has supported all of us in facilitating the training required for us to achieve our accreditation.”

Dr Claire Royston commented on Nina’s poem “Wow, this has made me smile at the end of the week, please thank Nina for a beautiful piece of poetry and a beautiful sentiment.”

Are you looking for a care home in Kirkcaldy? Gowrie House Care Home offers residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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