She responded to their love
A patient arrived with a breathing challenge. In the assisted living home where she’d been living, the care staff kept insisting she take medicine. She resisted this so strongly, they asked her to leave, so she came to Sunrise Haven. At first, she seemed unable to make decisions. She didn’t need physical help and didn’t ask for attention, so the CS nurses nourished her thought, cherished her, talked with her, and took her for walks. She responded to their love and felt comfortable and at home. Within a week she moved to a lighter care level. By the time she left, she very clear about where she wanted to go, saying, “I don’t feel the way I did when I first came.” There was no evidence of the breathing challenge.
– Christian Science nurse