Today’s special guest is a nursing home care giver, turned author. Follow the links below to hear her incredible story and some of the amazing stories she shares from the perspectives of some of her former residents.
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SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW WITH KATHY C. GUERRY!
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KATHY C. GUERRY
Monday January 20, 2020
MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR KATHY C. GUERRY…
Kathy C. Guerry’s nursing career spans over three decades in varied specialties, including geriatrics. She is active in women’s ministries as a speaker, teacher, mentor and writer. She has published devotional articles and special interest columns in various magazines and newspapers. Kathy and her husband are enjoying life in South Carolina on their small farm.
Kathy’s book is entitled Grace at the finish line: Recollections from a nursing home caregiver
In a stage of life that is usually devalued,
these stories from the nursing home remind us that all life is sacred and every moment is a gift. In Grace at the Finish Line, Kathy has found a way to keep the memories of her friends alive by sharing their stories—stories of compassion, struggle, grace, and magic in the mundane.
From page 42: Ms. Gertie had no tolerance for whining and she enjoyed taunting other residents who continually complained. When she wanted something, she would yell curse words and threats. Luckily for us, the 3 nurses she aimed her fists at happened to be the fastest gals on our unit. In another stroke of good luck, we found and confiscated the knife under her pillow before she tried to use it. Overall her transition went pretty well…we soon found the way to her heart with coffee and sweet snacks. I am not above bribing folks with food when the situation warrants it.
from page 57: Then there was an obstinate elderly man who was known for being oppositional. One day he suffered a fainting episode. Sally, Dell and I rushed to his room to revive him. After a few moments, his eyes fluttered slightly but he would not respond to our questioning. Sally gently shook his arm and shouted, “Mr. Gregg, Mr. Gregg, can you hear me?” Without moving or opening his eyes, Mr. Gregg said clearly, “No!”
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