I used to be a home health aide supervisor. It's difficult work. I'm looking for someone to help with my parents currently. They don't need a lot of medical experience, but definitely someone to watch what they are doing. Tonite at dinner my dad asked if his pills got all mixed up and I said "no" because I couldn't think of any reason why they would. After dinner, I was getting out his bedtime med and noticed that the morning pills are still in their little box, mom forgot to give them to him today. It's just stuff like that....watching what they are doing and making sure they aren't hurting themselves....another example, dad tried to eat the decorative rocks out of the centerpiece, because he thought they were candy. Difficult, and you need a certain personality to deal with it.
at 7:13 PM on Nov. 19, 2009