Date the Weekly Reflection was first submitted: 03/09/2020

Name: Josie Kilburn

Nursing Home: Signature Health Care Center

Date of visit:

Length of visit: 1

1. The reading for this week talked about being “unwanted”. Have you found out anything about the families of the residents you’ve been visiting? Do they have any family members who visit them?

One of the residents I visit regularly has family that she loves to talk about. I know they visit her occasionally, like when a new baby was born, but I don't think its on a weekly basis.

2. If you visit someone who does receive other visitors, what do you think is unique about the friendship you can offer to them? What signs have you noticed that your visits are meaningful to the resident(s) you visit?

Whenever we can get a resident to laugh, it reminds me that my visits are meaningful. Also some of the residents remember us, and we pick back up on conversations from the last time. Just the fact that they are willing to talk to us or let us sit with them makes me think that our visits are meaningful.