Date the Weekly Reflection was first submitted: 10/15/2019
Name: Lilliam Hernandez
Nursing Home: Signature Health Care Center
Date of visit:
Length of visit: 1
1. The reading for this week talked about being present with the people we are visiting at the nursing home. Being present means we leave our troubles behind, we don’t look at our watch or phone every few minutes, and we listen like a true friend. Is it difficult for you to be present with those at the nursing home? In what way could you improve?
2. Have you met a resident or residents that you plan to visit weekly yet? If so, what has helped you to connect to them so far?
3. Are you able to relax while you visit people at the nursing home, or is it still somewhat scary or uncomfortable? (Be honest — most volunteers tell us it took them 4 or more weeks until they truly felt at ease.)