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5 February 2021

Showers of encouragement for Liz at Arcare Parkinson

Resident Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Murphy at Arcare Parkinson achieved a personal milestone of hers after receiving showers of encouragement from team members.

After suffering from a brain injury coupled with the death of her husband, Liz had been feeling anxious and reluctant about leaving her bed. “Her husband was always her courage,” a team member said.

With the support of Daniel (Personal Support Worker), Donna (Enrolled Nurse), Deborah (Lifestyle Co-ordinator) and a multitude of other team members, Liz had the support and encouragement she needed. Liz recently took the fabled ‘small step for man (out of bed) and made a giant leap for mankind (herself with the support of her relationships and her courage)!

The team were so proud of her that they made a Certificate of Courage to display in her room. “We want to give her this certificate as it feels like we are all giving her a bit of our courage,” Donna said.

When Liz was presented with the certificate, she said, “I can’t believe I did it; we did it together!”

Now, it is proudly displayed beside a photo of her husband who always supported and encouraged her.

Arcare Parkinson community is committed to supporting our residents to ensure they are achieving their milestones.

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