I work as a nurse assistant in a nursing home, and I have this charming resident that I created a professional yet personal bound with.
I would like to do something special for him, and I need your advice.
The patient is an older man who is bed-ridden, can not speak or write (as his fine movements are greatly impaired), and he loves "Iron-Man" movie.
I was thinking of loading my iPod with some nice, ambient music and let him listen to it until my shift is over. Or perhaps buying an "Iron-Man movie for him (I gave up on the idea as he does not have a DVD player in his room).
I feel touched and moved by seeing my patients laying in the bed every day, being unable to express their thoughts, being completely cognitively aware, yet still having a smile on their faces and showing respect to us - caregivers.
I do not want to cross the line of being professional, yet I would like to show him my sympathies, and and let him know that I care.
What do you suggest?