I started caring for a women in Dorset in January 2015, the first assignment being for 6 weeks. She had fairly advanced dementia and an arthritic hip so walked with a stick and used a wheelchair outside. The assignment involved dressing/undressing, bathing her and cooking for her, taking her out. I also gave her her medication. She was able to clean her own teeth and go to the toilet without help at this stage. The second assignment in April was for 9 weeks when her dementia had become fairly advanced needing to be prompted to eat, go to the toilet etc. Outdoors she had become wheelchair bound.
After this assignment I cared for a women returning home after being in hospital following a stroke. She needed help on the commode and cooking/cleaning/washing etc. The assignment was on a week by week basis and after 2 weeks it had become clear that she had progressed enough not to need any more help as Social Services were involved.