I have been a senior care giver for many years. I actually moved to Michigan from CA to care for my grandparents. They taught me so much. I have such compassion and understanding for the elderly. When I worked in insurance my co workers would let me work with the elderly because I enjoyed them so much. The stories that they share are priceless and their knowledge is something that you could never learn from a book. I enjoy helping them with all tasks, from shopping to cleaning to organizing, letter writing, whatever their need might be. My mother was ill for 24 years and I took care of her for 13 years. I am comfortable around those with special needs.
I recently cared for a man that had Dementia and spent the majority of his time in a hospital bed. I was able to get him into a wheelchair so he could eat breakfast at his table. We would also do some fun activities, coloring, painting, reading, craft projects and much more. I worked closely with Hospice at Home.