I've worked in the home health field for a year and a half. I currently work as an overnight home health aide for 3 mentally disabled men between the ages of 50 and 75. My responsibilities include properly handling medications including administering insulin and checking blood pressure/sugar levels, assisting with wiping and bathing, cooking balanced meals, general housekeeping, and transportation to day facilities. I also have experience working with an individual with incontinence as well as cleaning and changing adult diapers.
I started working as an aide after working a string of customer service jobs and wanting to be hands-on in helping people. I've lived with and been around senior citizen's my entire life and have always found their wisdom and life experience comforting. Just working this last year and a half has opened my eyes in ways I never expected.