Saturday, May 26, 2012
...for my new friends...
my retirement job is elder care-
my only client right now is an almost 98 yr old history professor (been with him for 2 1/2 yrs now- his family would have me there every day, if I would, but 3 days a week is enough for me).
I love Dr. M., but he has declined dramatically (mentally, not physically) in the last year and the days sometimes drag on. My job is to keep him out of bed and awake and stimulated as much as possible. Most days he likes to move-it-move-it, but some days he just does not want to- like today- would not go out for a walk, would not do his PT exercises, would not even go out for a ride with me.
Made for a loooooooooooooong, boring 6 hours work day for me.
And, yes, I did my hip/PT stretches and a few things over there and hit the gym on my way home.