Giving care to the elderly isn't 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 understanding Cantonese aids in this =)
As follow is a brief of my experience - I have been staying with an elderly grandmother since I was born. 5 years ago, my grandmother had a hip replacement surgery and I was looking after her post-surgery (as we did not have a domestic helper at that point of time and both my parents had work).