May you feel at home,
Surrounded by circles of care.
May you gather strength
In this place of hope.
May you find respect and support
Because we listen and believe.
May we see in each resident
A sister, father or loved one
With wants and needs like our own.
May we be patient, easing the fears
Of those entrusted to our care.
May we treat our residents as individuals,
With histories and dreams
Far beyond the effects of HIV/AIDS.
May we work hard to encourage independence,
And provide compassionate care.
May we never forget the healing power
Of laughter and of touch.
And may we always, always preserve dignity.