Thursday, June 18, 2015
The new job is different, vastly different, from the last one. This is strictly Companion Care. I'm there to provide companionship and a watchful eye. No hands on care. No feeding. No dressing. No bathing. No helping in and out of chairs or beds. No help to the toilet. I've gone from providing total care, to minimal care. I've also gone from running around in literal circles for 12 hours a day to likely sitting around for several instead. My new friend already lives in a facility that provides nursing care so I won't even be preparing light meals or doing much housework. Maybe a little straightening of the room or perhaps the bed. I'll need to bring my own "entertainment" for those times when my friend is sleeping; books, reading material, yarn and a crochet hook... That kind of stuff.It's a new adventure.