Building trust begins with listening to Care Leavers’ stories
Children removed from their families, whether forcibly or through misfortune, suffer a deep and lasting hurt. If the hurt is compounded by a further breach of trust due to an abusive institutional experience, the resulting trauma is often locked away in the child’s memory, a source of fear, anger and deep anxiety.
Daughterly Care’s Hourly Caregivers and Live in Carers are trained to listen and not judge. Our focus is exclusively on the elderly person, their individual needs, and their absolute right to a life of real quality. In time, trust builds, the Care Leaver tells their story—typically, a story of deprivation, loss and abandonment—and our Hourly Caregiver or Live in Carer gains deeper insight into the mistreatment. With that comes a better understanding of the Elder and their in home care requirements and goals. Such requirements include considerations of health, appropriate care, food and nutrition, privacy, identity and relationship and retaining control over their life.
“Can anyone ever understand what I’ve been through, or love and care for me as I am?”
Absolutely we can. You might not realise it, but Daughterly Care came into existence for elders who prefer to stay in charge of their life with in home care because they want to live life fully and joyfully to their very last breath, in their own home. Like you, Verlie witnessed the lack of genuine care, dignity and respect…actually abuse that institutions enable. Verlie saw this when working in a nursing home. Unfortunately, history has shown us that abuse has often been experienced in institutions. So we decided 24 years ago to do something about it. Daughterly Care’s in home care service accepts and celebrates the person you are, and we support you in your wish to remain in charge of your life, independent and at home all the way through to end of your life.