Today the testimony comes to us from the hand of the Home for the Elderly of San Fernando in Chile. Thank you very much for your dedication and for bringing us closer to what that mission is being in you. May the Lord continue to bring you his strength to continue making him present among these people who need him so much. In this way every day you make the Lord's call alive: “What you did with one of these little ones you did with me” (Mt 25:40)
Echoes of the San José home
My experience in this San José home for the elderly, in this time of a pandemic, I can express great joy, because the director took all the necessary measures in time, such as restricting the visits of proxies, volunteers or others who used to visit us. This has helped a lot to avoid contagion at home, also the measures that have been taken are very strict which has favored us all. On a personal level I have a lot of confidence in God who will protect us and nothing will happen. Suddenly even I am surprised at myself in a while ago I would be desperate, but now I fully trust him with the living hope that God will continue to protect us, and at my own discretion I feel that this happened to make us realize his constant presence in our existence and thus return our life, gaze and being to his infinite goodness and mercy. Rosario Cayola. (Chief of Staff) - Colombian
I am pleased to share my feelings regarding this pandemic withinl home. In recent months I have seen myself much more involved in the care of the residents, I have been able to become fond of each of them, since, due to this contingency, their relatives have not been able to be close to them, I have tried to give them the best of me as it is a smile, words of comfort to be able to mitigate his pain somewhat.
I have also realized that the home is very concerned about this situation and all measures have been taken to prevent this pandemic, this both me and my work colleagues have very calm. Rosa Eliana RCA (elderly caregiver)
First of all a cordial greeting, this writing aims to tell my experience and expectations of meeting the staff from the RCA, chief, assistant chiefs, cleaning staff, nursing, laundry and mainly the residents since I arrived at this home has been very positive, creating new expectations at work every day, I gradually learned to get to know each of the residents, their moods, their anecdotes and the truth are very beautiful moments and at the same time difficult. At that time I was working without problems, this changed completely, when the pandemic began instantly, I was working with a lot of tension, pressure and concern about contagion both for me and at the same time infecting the residents. But at home, all the necessary measures were taken, the training we have had guided us to have the knowledge and thus prevent, in the same way we used personal protective equipment, the PCR was also carried out on two occasions to discard.
Within all these measures, I allude to the prayers raised to God that cannot be missed and mainly thank Him who covers us with his mantle and who continues thus protecting everyone and the whole world, thanks to Sister Leonor who has made a excellent work and all your team that is the staff that we work without anything else to add.Joana Barco RCA - Venezuelan.