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This past summer I traveled to Montana to work in a nursing home as a favour for a friend.  I was there two months, and it was hard and amazing and I'm seriously considering going back this summer. 

Last night my friend called to let me know one of my favourite residents died.  My heart is heavy and I'm trying to not break down in tears.

Thanks for listening.

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I'm so sorry for your loss!   I've worked in Home Health and in Nursing Homes most of my career and its very hard to lose our favorite people!   

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I'm so sorry! Sending lots of love your way! Be gentle with yourself & allow time to grieve & process.

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This is why you're an excellent nurse - you do care. Hang in there. Nurses who work in gerentology (nursing homes, home health) are my heroes, as are hospice nurses. 

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I'm sorry, that is sad. But I am glad you had a great time and considering going back!

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hello friends, hope u are all doing healthy and fine, sorry for the loss. I have just finished my degree in nursing last year Nov, and its through the struggle to belong someway that i found out this platform, i have been on internet all day, its so great and comforting that i have found a belonging here. I am planing to travel to turkey for scholarship for a masters in any field of nursing, but if u have any links for foreign student scholarships please send them to me through my email. maig19932015@gmail.com thanks .God bless u all

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4 minutes ago, maiga ayub said:

hello friends, hope u are all doing healthy and fine, sorry for the loss. I have just finished my degree in nursing last year Nov, and its through the struggle to belong someway that i found out this platform, i have been on internet all day, its so great and comforting that i have found a belonging here. I am planing to travel to turkey for scholarship for a masters in any field of nursing, but if u have any links for foreign student scholarships please send them to me through my email. maig19932015@gmail.com thanks .God bless u all

I've requested a moderator to move this to a more appropriate forum.

Congratulations on finishing your nursing degree.  I wish you well in your pursuit of a masters.

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((Hugs)) to you. My time spent at a nursing home was a very bittersweet time. I completely hear what you’re saying! I’m so sorry. 

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Thank you so much. your the first college of mine  to congratulate me upon finishing, God bless u

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So sorry. This is the bittersweet part of LTC. They can become like family.

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Let the tears flow and savor the memories you made while nurturing and tending to that person during their last lap of life. Nursing homes are the end game for us and we know what the ultimate outcome will be; it's still hard and painful to let them go.

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