Marie works in a home care facility as a nurse. She helps take care of geriatric people by assisting them in their ADLs or activities of daily living. Nurse Marie displays an exemplary performance. She takes care of her patients like her own family and she is commended for it. One of the patients under her care today is Mrs. Campbell, an eighty-one-year-old retired college literature professor.
Nurse Marie: Good morning, Mrs. Campbell! How’s your day going?
Mrs. Campbell: Not much, Marie. I’m just reading a Jane Austen novel to pass the time.
Nurse Marie: Oh, what’s the title of that novel?
Mrs. Campbell: It’s the one called, Emma.
Nurse Marie: It sounds interesting. I have only read Pride and Prejudice though.
Mrs. Campbell: It is! I can lend you this book.
Nurse Marie: That is so sweet and nice of you, Mrs. Campbell.
Mrs. Campbell: Oh, no biggie! You can actually keep the book. I’m old enough and might die a natural death soon.
Nurse Marie: Nah. Let’s rather not talk about that and celebrate life!
Mrs. Campbell: I’m just kidding. (Laughs)
- Die a natural death
- Home care (facility)
- Activities of daily living
- Pass the time
- No biggie
|Die a natural death||Death caused by the natural aging process or due to old age, not by an accident or illness
Her grandpa was ninety years old when he died a natural death.
|Home care facility||A home care facility is a boarding or residential facility usually for older adults who are recovering from an illness or those who need assistance in doing activities of daily living.
The residents of the home care facility are preparing for their upcoming Thanksgiving party.
|Geriatric||Refers to older people, especially those who need special care
The residents of the home care facility are usually geriatric people.
|Activities of Daily Living||Refers to the everyday activities that people normally do without any help. These include bathing, eating, walking, defecating/pooping, etc
Grandma Campbell needs some assistance in doing activities of daily living.
|Exemplary||Showing an excellent quality or performance
Elena did an exemplary performance in school.
|Commend||To praise, give good feedback or opinion
Macy was commended for her unique artwork.
|Pass the time||To keep oneself busy doing something to make the time pass
She was reading a book to pass the time.
|Lend||To let someone use or borrow something
Josh lends Chris money.
|No biggie||Informal way of saying “no big deal”
Driving for hours was no big deal for him just to see her.