Changing Aging Blog

Moments with Baxter and End of Life Care
Date: Dec 17th, 2009 3:27am

Author:

Eric Schubert

Post by Laurel Baxter, M.A., R.N., Ecumen Quality Improvement Nurse

When I saw the You Tube video “Moments with Baxter” the therapy dog, I immediately thought of Ecumen. I thought about the beautiful bedside services I've attended at Ecumen communities. I thought of the chaplains and social services staff that help us through the dying process. I thought of our team members who arrange for pet therapy and other meaningful moments. I thought of every team member at Ecumen who shows caring each day through their touch, their smiles, and their meaningful work. It is not always easy work. We often grieve for the residents’ losses and our own losses. May this story about Baxter bring a moment of Peace and Love to my colleagues, our customers and other readers of Changing Aging.

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