About who needs care: Shes 88. I believe she needs assistance with some daily tasks. Personal Hygiene, laundry, household organization, healthy meal eating. She can do all these things but shes become complacent /lazy.
She could be getting depressed because shes lost her freedom to drive. She was always on the go. But now limited. With that there could be some dementia starting. Dr has not confirmed or denied that. I think poor eating has caused bowel issues which she did not have previously.
She used to like to cook. She plays bingo and socializes with others in her building. She needs a routine / schedule, wake up, fix the bed, get washed, dressed, make /eat breakfast (eggs/oatmeal), take meds, clean up Fri breakfast, gather laundry daily, do the small load. Dry fold and put away. Plan lunch and dinner menus. Wash, peel and cut up vegetables and fruit. Prepare and eat lunch, clean up, take a nap, join activities with neighbors. Prepare and eat dinner, clean up. Put dishes and pans away. Watch baseball on TV. Get ready for bed/ shower /teeth put on night clothes. Place used clothes in the hamper or laundry basket.
About the care needs: Some one who can carry a conversation, perhaps go outside for a walk, teach her to play cards. Introduce a hobbie. She is very sweet and loving.
She is starting to chew on her finger tips. First it was one finger now its more getting progressively worse. I think shes board.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.