Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mulberry's Nursing Home......

   At the home where my daughter Liz works, there's some nature for all to enjoy.   You can click on the pictures to make them larger. This is a pair of very unusual birds. The male is yellow, green, purple, red and turquoise. The female has similar markings only muted in color. These birds are in a big glassed cage near the cafeteria.
   The flowers are fake, but help the bird to blend in.  They were quick . Some little red birds were to quick to get a photo.
   There were many basket birdhouse fixtures. A bird is sitting in this one.
  Here's a pretty yellow bird with it's own necklace.  I have no idea what kind of birds they are. They seemed the size of parakeets or canaries.
   I think this male sat the longest of all the birds.
   On the Alzheimer's Unit, where Liz works, there are fish aquariums. They are always clean too. I loved the yellow fish. The patients seem to love them too. Many patients sit in their wheelchairs watching them.  It is relaxing to watch fish.
  This fellow was huge.  If you caught him while fishing he would be a keeper.
 
   There are algae eaters in each tank. They help keep the glass spotless.   If I lived closer, I would go visit the patients more and also my daughter who works here . I will say Liz loves her patients, that makes me proud that she has a kind heart.  I feel I can honestly say that about all my daughters. I am blessed.
  Today is going to be stormy. It's looking very dark right now.  Be safe  everyone.  XO

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  1. Hi, Susie...my aunt was a nurse and she worked at nursing homes over the years as she loved working with the elderly people.
    We are supposed to have rain and clouds today.....xo

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    1. BJ, My daughter takes care of the Alzeheimer's unit and she loves her patients. I feel the families all know it and trust her with their loved ones. Liz's daughter is an R.N. working in one of the hospital in the near by towns. She also works a clinic there. We love nurses. My best friend was in nursing for many years. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. I always enjoy watching the birds and fish when I visit a care center that has them. Such a good thing for the residents.

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    1. Linda, The nursing home in our town here has fish tanks too. I think they are calming for the patients. Better than watching TV all the time. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Your daughter is doing a wonderful job!!!! She is to be commended.

    So wonderful for these patients, to be able to sit in their wheelchairs watching the fish. So much more caring, than the usual nursing home routine, of parking patients, in wheelchairs, in front of the TV.

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa

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    1. Tessa, I have seen my daughter cry from a patient passing away, so I know she loves them. She gets attached to them. Oh yes, I would rather see the patients watching the fish than TV. Some like to listen to the soft music on the radios too. I would love to visit the people more. Some seem so excited for company. I just kind of go along with what they are saying..if they seemed confused. My dad used to ask me if I came hwy 52 to see him, when he was becoming confused I would say yes...he seemed to like that. It was a hwy from his childhood. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. What lovely birds!! And I have always loved a nice fish tank....so peaceful!

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    1. My girls love fish tanks too. :) I think it is just peaceful to watch them. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. How Sweet Susie that the residents have the relaxing fish and the sweet birds to look at. I bet it does rest their minds and make them feel comfortable. The birds are really sweet. Love the one with her own necklace too. Super cute.
    Kris

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    1. Kris, Some of the birds sing and I think the older people really like that. I like seeing all the different birds and fish they have. The nursing home here doesn't have as many tanks. Glad you are doing well with your new home. Blessings, love, xoxo, Susie

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  6. Susie - I have a dear friend who just moved into a home - assisted living they call it. I feel so sorry for all of the sweet little people who have no one to visit them. They are always so delighted to see anyone with a smile on their face. I admire your daughter greatly as it would be a very emotional job.

    Judy

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    1. Judy, My daughter has cried from the passing of some of her patients. We just lost a friend who had been in a home only a short time. he had an aggressive cancer. He was my daughter Liz's old time friend. I know some people have no one to visit them and it can be so sad. I like to send cards to them also. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Summer loves aquariums! She had a 55 gallon one in our home when the house caught fire back in 1983 and she stood outside and watched the water BOIL! The aquarium actually acted as a fire break but it was a traumatic experience for her to see her beloved fish literally explode!
    I digress......love your photos and I agree that simply sitting and gazing at the fish in a tank is so calming!

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    1. Linda, That was sad for Summer. I have some aquarium stories too. I like to watch the fish at the home there in Mulberry...the tanks are so clean the fish are so healthy. Hope you are getting good weather while at the ranch. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

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  8. How lovely to have those birds and fish for the residents. I bet the nurses like to look at them too. I used to have birds and fish. They are relaxing to watch.

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    1. Kathy, When my girls were small, we had fish and birds...it's probably normal feeling for my daughter who tends some of the patients. I love to see some of them point, it means they are alert. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. This is such a great thing to have for the folks there. I think the birds may be some sort of finch-maybe not. The aquarium is awesome, too. Animals are really known to help people who are injured, sick or depressed. So glad to see this.

    Jane

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    1. Blondie, The aquariums at the home are in the walls, so they can be enjoyed from two sides. I think they have therapy dogs come visit there also.:) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. My mother was in three nursing homes altogether. (There are very long waiting lists, here, to get into the places that you want, so you get shuffled around). At one of the nursing homes, there was actually a resident cat that would just wander into the rooms. I thought it was lovely. No fish or birds at any of them, though. Her final nursing home was newly built and quite frankly, beautiful with lovely colour schemes and furniture. Your daughter is doing an important job that not everyone is cut out for. -Jenn

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    1. Thank you Jenn. I am glad your mother had a nice place to stay. I know that some are not good places and some are so over priced it is ridiculous. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  11. I've never seen such beautiful birds and I know everyone there enjoys them so much. I have a sister in law in a nice nursing home and they keep those feeders full outside her window and she enjoys them so much. Blessings and much love, xo

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    1. Hi Susie, Hope you are feeling great and having fun weather. It was gorgeous here today. I love the birds and fish at the home in Mulberry. I have seen some feeders in the courtyards for out door birds. Blessings, love you too, xoxo, Susie

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  12. God bless your daughter for taking care of these people in their old age. I have read many accounts of elder abuse and I am horrified at the thought of the elderly being mistreated.
    God bless YOU, Susie! Take care, my friend. xx

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    1. Thank you Kay. My daughter gets attached to her residents, I have been calling them patients, but I guess residents is what they prefer. Yes, it makes me sick when I read of elderly abuse..it's no different than child abuse for some. Blessings to you and your family. xoxo, Susie

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  13. How great that the patients get to enjoy the birds and fish. I greatly admire Liz for her kind heart in working with these patients. I have been to dr.'s offices where it is calming to see the fish and birds in the waiting room. God bless you.

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    1. Mildred, I some times think that putting the residents in front of TV is up setting. Too much mumble jumble for them to follow..so the birds and fish are relaxing. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  14. Oh, look at those birds! They are so unique with all different colors. I've always loved fish tanks. We used to have one many years ago, and it was fun watching the fish swim around. These yellow fish are pretty, and it would be nice for the people in the nursery home to enjoy them. What a great job your daughter has, Susie. Bringing smiles to the faces of those who really need it.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, I always thought Liz would be a vet..she loved animals so much. But she decided on nursing once she had her children. Well Brock and Lynzie. She had Emma after she started working.:) We had aquariums when the girls where young. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

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