Giving care to the elderly is not just a matter of providing them with the basic necessities. Fundamentally, as a care companion, it is also essential to strike conversations and communicate with them. Being conversant in Hokkien and able to understand Cantonese will aid in this.
The following is a brief of my experience. I have been staying with my elderly grandmother since I was born. My grandmother had a hip replacement surgery 5 years ago, and I had to look after her post-surgery as we did not have a domestic helper at that point of time and both my parents had work.