My first job was with a family in Port Chester, NY. I took care of a woman who was an Alzheimer's patient. I was assisting her with showers, medication reminders, oral care, and I provide companionship along with ADLs. In addition I did all laundry, cooking and cleaning.
She passed away November 2011 and I remained with the family for five more months.
I then worked in Englewood, with another woman from December 2012 to July 2013. I have some nursing training from England where I was a student in the 1990's. And having studied Nutrition back home, I consider myself capable of being a companion aide to an individual; senior or child.