Miss Misato Takaie
It was completely foreign to me, and I had no knowledge about caregiving

I have applied and volunteered at Umenoki Home in order to utilize my free time during Winter vacation.

Spending time with residents who lived 4-5 times longer than I

My limited duties were watching and communication with residents there and also assisting the caregivers with whatever I could.

Umenoki was like one big family

The most surprising thing was the level of trust between the residents (and their families) and the staff member at Umenoki.

I promised to come back and see the residents again

I really appreciate this opportunity to see and involve in the caregiving field.