I worked as a respiratory therapist caring for many elderly patients with pulmonary problems in a medical center and a rehab hospital. I currently work for Apria HealthCare as a Respiratory Therapist. I took care of an elderly gentleman in his home for several months as a private caregiver. I worked for United Needs & Abilities as Support Staff, which included medicine management, assistance with laundry, preparing meals, house cleaning & companionship. I am currently caring for my Mom, age 91, who lives with me.. My mom has severe arthritis and Alzheimer's. I call her my "Little Box of Chocoates" because I never know what I'm going to get... I simply live in her world & go with the flow. Caring for the elderly who has a disability or illness is something that could be challenging. But knowing that I can make a difference and hopefully make their life a little easier, would be very rewarding.