As a care assistants, I made patients' lives easier and more comfortable. My duties include transporting patients to doctor's appointments, making beds, doing laundry, preparing meals, giving patients their medications or running errands. I change the patient's bandages, check vital signs or simply apply lotion to dry skin areas. Some light cleaning I also be part of the job of a home care assistant, even if only to maintain sanitary conditions in the home environment. I help patients bathing themselves and get them into the bath or shower. I also help patients get to and from the toilet. I consider extremely important that the patient be allowed to maintain his or her dignity during these times. I play card games or board games with patients, because it is a way of keeping them mentally active and alert. Crossword puzzles or arts and crafts are equally helpful activities because I consider that can absorb the patient's attention or liven up the day. Even sitting with patients in the backyard or on the front porch for a couple of hours. The fresh air and sunshine can do wonders for the patients' outlook and well-being.