My first Magazine St Joseph's Home_40th Anniversary magazine.compres - Page 53

In Conversation with our Florence Nightingales Sometimes, visitors to St Joseph’s Home tell us they ‘don’t know how we do this’. By that they usually mean seeing residents at their most helpless and vulnerable and yet finding the strength to care for them. Our deepest salute thus goes out to the men and women who dedicate themselves to looking after our residents day in and day out. Their commitment reminds us of the ‘greatest heroes’ whom the founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale speaks of; the sort of heroes who ‘do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.’ We chased after a few of them and sat them down for a precious 45 minutes to hear about why they chose this profession and how it has changed their lives. St Joseph’s Home | 51