Poetry

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through LTC ...

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through LTC ...

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It was the night before Christmas, Hanukkah was ending and Kwanzaa was right around the corner. The perfect time for a poem.

Former nursing home aide writes powerful poems

Former nursing home aide writes powerful poems

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Janice N. Harrington worked as a nursing home aide in college, and she drew on that experience to write "The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home." This book-length collection of poems vividly describes the daily routines and grapples with the philosophical concerns of long-term care, including the complexities of aging, the burdens and rewards of caregiving, and the inevitably of death.

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