Care of the Elderly

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Care for the Little Sister of the Poor is a reaching out with compassion…

Care recognising and respecting the other person … doing all she can to alleviate their pain and suffering … recognising their limitations because of old age…

Care is to allow that person to continue making their contribution…

Care their silent prayer in the midst of their inactivity and frailty…

Care to recognise God’s presence in their lives…

Care recognising that companionship with one’s peers and young people is a wonderful gift…

“We share with one another the joy of keeping constant vigil near the Aged who are dying, so that they are never left alone” (Constitutions of the LSP). This is the summit of our vocation and one that gives great consolation and security to the elderly, their families and friends.