I worked in a residential setting with dementia patients and then moved on to work for a company called Home Instead, which entailed visiting clients in their home and taking them to appointments, helping them get dressed, preparing meals, light housekeeping, gardening, dog walking and general companionship. I have clients that I have kept in contact with for over 15 years. I especially enjoy hearing their stories and just sitting with them over a cup of coffee. I love seeing them be able to stay in their homes with some assistance from me. My clients needs have ranged from simple companionship, cooking, cleaning, dog walking, gardening and running errands to those that have required complete care including dressing, bathing, incontinence care, feeding, dispensing medications, oxygen treatments and final hospice care. I love building a relationship with my clients and learning their individual needs.