Loneliness at the Libby Care Center

Opinion

Just some thoughts…

As I wheel myself around in my wheelchair, I see a lot and hear a lot of lonely people, most of which are 20 to 30 years my senior as I am probably the youngest guest here. It makes me sad that some guests here are put in here and forgotten. I can see it on their faces. If you have a loved one that you truly love and care for, be sure and come see them as often as you can make the effort. Don’t let them die in here forgotten. I know some in here have lost some or all their memory and may not know who you are, but you know who they are.

I have only been in here two short months and I already can see how lonely this place can be. Sure, the staff at this facility are great at making you feel welcome and at home, but it’s not the same as family. I’m not saying I know all situations but for the most part if you can make the effort and put a smile on their face, do it!

Just my thoughts.

P.S. Keep in mind, maybe not all, but some parents and grandparents were there for you growing up.

 

Stella A. Sharp, Libby, Mont