Our reporter Lina Jiang Yu
The picture shows Wu Suoqing cutting hair for Zhou Panshou.
Photo by reporter Lina Jiang Yu
With the end of San Futian, the midsummer trend has gone, but under the sun's scorching, people still sweating.
At more than 4 pm on August 19, Ankangtong assisted the elderly Wu Suoqing riding an electric vehicle and rushed from the home of the previous client to the home of Zhou Panshou, a Class A elderly person in Baozhuang Village, Luzhuang Town, to start the tenth time this month to help the elderly service. After the car stopped, she wiped her sweat with a towel in front of the car, and then took off a large bowl of barley porridge she made from the handlebar for the elderly to dinner, and told the elderly to cool down before eating. Taking advantage of the sunshine and Yu Wei, Wu Suoqing hurriedly filled the bucket with water, washed the old man's clothes and hung them on a rope behind the house, and then took out a haircut cloth to give the old man a haircut. With continuous help services for the elderly, Wu Suoqing was already sweating. Although she kept wiping with a towel, her back was wet with sweat.
Zhou Panshou, 75, is a five-guarantee household. Due to severe Parkinson's disease, his life is difficult to take care of himself. For this reason, Wu Suoqing became his "life steward", acting on his behalf for trivial matters that he could not take care of himself, and did his best to help him solve the difficulties in life.
Zhou Panshou is not Wu Suoqing's only client. As one of the first batch of elderly people to assist Ankang, Wu Suoqing currently serves more than 100 elderly people every month, running almost 4 to 5 households a day, and serving 2 hours per household. The hardship is self-evident. Prior to joining the senior care team last June, she was a teacher at Lucheng Central Primary School. In the eyes of others, the transition from a three-foot podium to an elderly care service is a bit incredible, and even incomprehensible. But Wu Suoqing responded to them like this: "The old man and the old man who helped today are the ones who help us tomorrow. Donating roses and leaving the fragrance in my hands, I hope to gradually change the old ideas of people around me To form an atmosphere of respect and love for the elderly in society, and at the same time, to enrich one's monotonous retirement life. "
In the face of this new thing of "helping the elderly", there are mixed opinions from all walks of life. There are praise, wait-and-see, curious, doubtful, and even despised. When entering the industry, Wu Suoqing also Not very adaptable. For example, sometimes I ca n’t find the address of an elderly person, and I ’ve spent a lot of time and energy on where I ’m living. Sometimes, I ’m only able to push the car because of the lack of battery power on the long journey. Unfamiliar with their tempers, they often feel uncomfortable about small things happening. Faced with the "stumbling block" in helping the elderly, Wu Suoqing didn't take it seriously. She was born with an "optimistic style" and always found a solution. She found happiness in her work.
In order to better serve the elderly, Wu Suoqing went to the barber shop to learn the haircut technique carefully. Because of her superb haircutting skills, some elderly people indicated that she was required to serve her, and praised her as better than the barbershop. Today, Wu Suoqing, who is familiar with driving, has become a "teacher" in the morning. Of the 13 existing helpers in Lucheng Township, 9 are her apprentices. During the teaching, Wu Suoqing focused on teaching them communication skills with the elderly, trimming hairstyles, and how to operate the Ankangtong APP. Each apprentice should take about a week to be a teacher. In the face of these new assistants and elderly workers who appeared in the subsequent separate operations Wu Suoqing also answered the questions one by one. In addition, Wu Suoqing also used her free time outside of work to make voluntary haircuts for the uncles and uncles in the village.
While doing his job well, the enthusiastic Wu Suoqing also cares about "gossip". In her service, she found that an elderly daughter-in-law was always impatient with the elderly and yelled loudly. Wu Suoqing, who couldn't sit still, said that she enlightened the daughter-in-law with affection and reason, and told her the regrets left by her parents who were not perfect. Now, when Wu Suoqing goes to serve the old man again, the old man no longer complains about his daughter-in-law, but praises how to treat her well.
One true heart, another true heart. Last winter, an old man found Wu Suoqing's home on foot, and handed a bamboo rafter that he had made himself to clean her up for the New Year. After receiving the broom full of the old man's true feelings, Wu Suoqing's tears dropped involuntarily. She took 50 yuan and stuffed it into a carton of milk, and sent the old man home by electric car.
Nowadays, the old people are almost holding their fingers in the days of hope for service, and seeing Wu Suoqing is like seeing his daughter, grinning and laughing.