We are blessed to work around elderly people every day with our in-Home Care services at FirstLight Home Care. Some days are better than others when you care for someone who isn’t feeling well or who is struggling with the challenges that come with aging. Truthfully, many days are just plain hilarious. Old people say funny and do things. Many of them are jokesters and can’t wait for us to show up so that they can do something that will make us laugh.
We completely understand and appreciate HIPPA laws…but these are just too darn funny not to share. And, if it makes you feel better, we’ve changed the names of the people who said these things to protect the jokesters…we mean elderly.
- When making breakfast for a client one morning they asked: “Why is this butter so runny?” I turned, and responded “That’s because it’s honey.”
- Driving to a doctor appointment with my 91-year-old client, I asked him “What do you think is the best thing about being 91?” he replied “No peer pressure”.
- I do companion care for a young 89-year-old woman and she didn’t need me for a few days because she had her daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren coming in for a family event over the weekend. It was going to be a full weekend with lots of food, noise, kids running around, and everything a grandmother would love. When I returned on Monday she was sitting in her chair by the window looking a bit melancholy. I looked at her as I entered and asked “How was your weekend Mary?” She said: “I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. this weekend.” I turned quickly to her and she said, “Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.” We both started laughing until tears were running down our faces.
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