Jeanette G.|Chester, NJ
10 yrs exp
75 yrs old
I have been caring for seniors for the past three years. The first was a woman (91) who was sharp but unsure of her body and needed someone to be there in case of a problem. Eventually, she needed to go into a nursing home.
The second was a woman in her late 80s with dementia. She was funny and witty, but couldn't remember short-term things or difficult to figure out things. She also needed help to get around simply because she would forget what she was doing. Because I only took care of her for the summer, I don't know how she is today.
The third woman also was given short-term care by me. She had slight dementia and needed help with her medicines, breakfast and inhaler.
The fourth and most recent was a woman with full blown Alzheimer's. When we met she knew immediately that I was the one for her. While her body was wasting, her mind was much in order; however, she had severe aphasia and had difficulty in communicating. I was able to guess or intuit what she was trying to say. Everyone says there was a true love between us. Sadly, recently, she had a hip injury and her hospital stay turned into a nightmare, the result of which she died.