The ancient parent (to quote Dickens) was on a ward down here with me last year
He commented on a nurse who gently prompted the gent opposite my Dads bed to drink every time she entered the bed bay.
He had some kind of condition which caused him difficulty in his mouth. He also had Dementia.
Dad noticed that her care kept him drinking and so helped his mouth care and kept him painfree.
She did not take any extra time to do this
It did not cost any more
She simply prompted each time she passed in a very gently way as she was on her way to help the other men.
Dad noticed the care.
And he felt safer himself.