When the elderlies leave our facility, they may not be physically there, but spiritually they will always be there. I believe that even though it is a rest home, it was their home for a part of their lives. They are a member of our family and they are welcome to stay as long as they like.
Its like, when there is no one physically around, we can hear strange sounds, feelings or touches. We believe that they are letting us know that they dont like being invisible. Sometimes in their ex-room they knock, sometimes we can hear their voice, sometimes they slap as across the face (when staff nod off during night shift) and sometimes push the doors closed (or lock us in/out). They have a special place in my heart and I will always remember them. I really hope they are in a nice place up above and surrounded by their loved ones.