I have a 91-year-old mother and I have sat with another elderly family member. I care for the elderly and treat them as I want to be treated. I don't have a degree, but I consider myself capable to sit with the elderly and to respond to an emergency situation if it arises.
I also have kept children for many years. I have kept my own children, my grandchildren, a church nursery's children, and other kids in my home or theirs. I also do housekeeping on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.