I recently cared for a Hospice patient on a private pay basis. I have worked for Right at Home for almost a year and prior to that, I took care of my elderly parents for 7 years until my father passed away at 97 in 2013. I enjoy working on a one-on-one basis with my clients as it gives me the opportunity to get to know the person in my care. Staying on a schedule with my client gives me time to get to know their likes and dislikes, what makes them happy and what I can do to improve their lives by being with them. I have taken care of Hospice clients, those with Alzheimer, Dementia and Parkingson's. My care includes bathing and dressing, companionship, meal preparations, light housekeeping, medication management, scheduling appointments and driving to appointments or to the store.