Rule #4: Make It Count
Late in life, after years of hard work, the least we can do is help our seniors feel like their time has been worth it. There is no reason to reserve that fine china for some special occasion because this is the occasion! If these days are final hours, then let's make it the grand finale!
The day will come when I might also be too feeble to prepare my own meals, pick-out my own clothes or retain any capacity to make my own choices. Relying on the hand of another can easily strip one’s identity as decisions are no longer of personal preference but rather the selections made by a caregiver. If and when that day comes I hope those giving hands carry tact and grace, with a healthy serving of flair and dignity so that I might enjoy the finality that lay before me. We all need a little something to look forward to and ideally it will be sweet right up to the end!