Seeking care for my mother in her 80s. Services needed: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing. Looking for someone with 5+ years of experience caring for seniors. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be pleasant. My mom likes to sleep until about 10 and wakes up independently. If someone gets clothes out for her, she can dress herself, but a little help is always nice. She wears disposable underpants and usually needs a dry/clean pair in the morning. She loves her strong coffee and looks forward to that every morning. She walks slowly with her walker and spends most of the day in her recliner chair, holding her little 6 pound dog, Molly. Her caregiver brings Molly out to do her business first thing in the morning and again before she leaves for the day. Molly is 13 a year old rescue dog and is very sweet. My adult brother lives with my mom. He walks with a cane or walker and can make coffee and cook a little but cannot take care of mom on his own. I'm looking for someone who is patient, fond of pets. Enjoys helping the elderly and appreciates the small joys mom takes in a kind word, someone brushing her hair or putting lotion on her back and arms. Someone likes mom's little dog, Molly as Molly means so much to my mom. Someone who appreciates mom for the active person she once was and doesn't just see an old person sitting in a chair. Someone who mom can get to know and who can get to know mom. In nice weather, Mom likes going out to lunch with my brother, but needs someone to drive them (and perhaps join them). Mom used to read books and newspapers every day but now her eyesight is failing and she can no longer read. That's why she watches so much tv. She was never much for watching tv but it is the only kind of entertainment she can now enjoy. She loves sweets and snacks but can only have them in limited amounts. She needs to limit salt and calories for her health. She takes medication several times a day but the pills come in pill packs so it's as easy as opening a pack and giving them to her in applesauce.