Category: Nursing Home

The Last Day

The last day was two weeks ago. I just couldn’t bring myself to write about it until now. No matter how much you tell me I made the right decision. No matter how much more money will be on my paycheck now. No matter what. A piece of me feels like it is gone. My... Read more »

Same Sex Marriage and a Nursing Home

What a week, huh? Lots of major things happened in America, including same sex marriage becoming legal in all 50 states, controversy over Charleston and racism, and Obamacare. I think we can all agree that the most shocking and important thing that happened, was me writing two blog posts in one week. In the last... Read more »

The Sad Truth

The sad truth is, not all of these posts can be heartwarming stories, silly events, funny anecdotes, and cute tales. Because that isn’t all there is to working in a nursing home. While I love to write those kinds of posts, it just isn’t always the case. I was writing a lot about Kentucky, cause... Read more »
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Today We Talked About God

Today, we talked about God. We talked about God in a really cool and open and non-judgmental way. Not in a way that you might expect senior citizens to talk about God. Right now I am on a 6 hour train ride going home, so I have nothing to do, so I can finally write!... Read more »

A Ray of Sunshine in this Dreary Winter?

I hate writing. Then, Krista, why do you write a blog? Because I love praise and validation and I get a ton of it every time I write a post. There! I said it. Do you hate me? Well why do you hate writing? Because it is a solitary act. I am 10 to 0... Read more »

Christmas in a Nursing Home

I don’t get to go home for Christmas this year. I have to work. I was and am sad, because I love being with my family at Christmas. However, I get to be with my second family, the old folks. So I think that will make it a lot better. A good portion of them... Read more »
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Relationships: People are people are people are people

What relationship doesn’t have its ups and downs? All marriages do. All romantic partnerships do. Business partnerships. Relatives. Friendships. Co-workers. People breed conflict. People breed love. There is a thin line between love and hate. You can go from yelling to hugging. People, by nature, just clash and co-exist. They bond and they break. You... Read more »

Old People Are Like Babies

Old people are like babies. There, I said it! You may not agree with me, that is fine. However, in a lot of ways they are like babies and children. Why I like senior citizens and not babies, I don’t know? There are some glaring similarities between the two, but some important differences, as well.... Read more »

Dance Party: The Life and Times of the Dementia Floor!

Today’s post is dedicated to “Tiger” and will mainly focus on my 4th Floor dance parties in the nursing home! Back in September, in my blog post titled “I Love You the Most Cause I’m the Oldest” (which can be found HERE), I referenced an incident between “Tiger” and “The Queen of Junk Mail”. I... Read more »
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Chicago Election Day and Halloween Party in the Nursing Home

Hey all! Welcome to my inaugural blog post on ChicagoNow’s site! If you are just now reading this blog for the first time, you have a bit of catching up to do! Please take a look at previous posts, so that you know what I am talking about! They can be found HERE. Now for... Read more »