Pros: caring for others, working independantly and meeting new people
Cons: working very long hours, changing diapers, hygiene care
I learned how to work directly with Dimentia and other debilitating illnesses due to old age. I enjoyed caring for others, however, working 12-hour shifts were long and exhausting. I typical day would be arriving at my client's home and doing a shift change with previous staff. Then visiting with my client and assisting with her medicine intake, hygiene, bathing, moving, walking or sitting. Checking on her every 2 hours while in bed. Documenting any changes in health or demeanor.