It's lovely when you know you've made a positive impact on someone's life.
I have an elderly client who has had a number of lessons and has felt enormous benefit from the work. I'm delighted to see so much improvement in him, and also, it's a pleasure to teach someone who understands what I do and practices what I say.
He thinks highly of my teaching ability, and to be honest, that makes my day. He didn't have to pay me more than double for his last lesson AND treat me to lunch!!!
As a teacher this is the best compliment I've ever had.
I also find that helping senior citizens feel more comfortable in their daily life is very rewarding.
From conversations I've had with contacts in the social care industry, like the folk from Assisting Hands, it seems this sense of really making a difference is one of the perks of working with the elderly.
As their website makes clear, senior citizens face many challenges every day, and in my work, I've seen some of these challenges up close.
Helping people to work through their problems and increase their quality of life is always a satisfying thing to do, no matter which industry you work in!
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