I have worked in this profession for 40 plus years. I have worked in the Nursing Home setting, Home Health, Hospice, Assisted Living. I have been utilized in Patient Care, Activities and in the Kitchen. The past two years at Oxton has been spent in the kitchen. There the meals were prepared according to patient requirements such as puree, chopped, soft mechanical and regular. I came from Utah where I was also an EMT Intermediate. I had just completed my renewal of CPR and First Aid on Feb 8, 2016. I hold a CDL license of which I have not had any tickets or citations. Lic. is for Ga.
I have worked around the elderly most of my life. I know how to look for signs and symptoms of change in their health. I know it's hard for them to accept that they can no longer care for themselves and I would encourage them to do as much as they could toward their care. I would be there to help, not to take over. You can learn just as much from them as they can from you. I would keep them as active as they could possibly be without causing them harm.