As a volunteer in two nursing homes for 6 years, plus 15+ years of helping my own elderly parents with many needs for both physical and memory care issues, I have an immense passion to serve those who can't help themselves. In my volunteer work I did nails weekly, led small groups (Bible studies and reminiscing time), put together parties, went on outings to restaurants, led games, etc. Mostly I spent quality time with residents as needed. Whether doing their nails or just sitting and talking, every moment was important. For my own parents and mother-in-law I have helped care for their physical, social and emotional needs through numerous ailments. Whether it was assisting in the bathroom, taking them to doctor appointments, monitoring medications, I have helped in all aspects of care.