$15 – 32/hr
Seeking care for my mother in her 70s. Services needed: companionship, bathing / dressing, meal preparation, medication prompting, help staying physically active, light housekeeping. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training, support for chronic illness, nursing experience, support for memory care. A little more about my mother: she can be anxious, lethargic, pleasant, outgoing, independent. She has good days - interactive and funny. She wants to be independent - but does need help. We do not have a formal diagnosis yet - but she has. Trouble remembering the correct word for things or has trouble putting together a sentence.
On her bad days she can be easily startled by loud noises, she can be sad, and can opt to stay in bed all day. I'm looking for someone who is patient, chatty. It would be great if our care taker could foster what feels like a friendship to my mother - so she does not feel "bossed around" because she still does want to feel independent. But when my mom says she does not want to eat (or shower or get up) I need a creative person that can distract her with another option or activity that actually DOES get her to eat (or shower or get up). Once she does these things she enjoys them and is happier - it's just getting her to do them. My mom would love to go for walks - if the caregiver can develop a trust with my mom. We have moved (so my parents can be with me and the neighborhood is new - she is afraid to get lost).
My mom also would enjoy if the caregiver would read to her - or have an audible book read to her (she cannot remember how to say the verbal commands to without help)
My mom might also enjoy going to do grocery shopping - though the caregiver would need to keep her on task with a list (as mom cannot do that herself) but walking and maybe selecting fruit and veggies would be something she would enjoy
I'd also be open to having the care giver take her for mani/pedis (though the care giver would need to be the one to communicate to the spa staffer)