$15 – 25/hr
Seeking care for my mother in her 80s. Services needed: companionship, bathing / dressing, feeding, meal preparation, medication prompting, help staying physically active, mobility assistance, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 5+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training, nursing experience. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be anxious, lethargic, pleasant, grouchy, outgoing. Her mood will vary. Sometimes she can be pretty sweet, but she can get a bit demanding at times as well. She's going through a lot of changes, so I'm sure the loss of her independence plays a big role in that. I'm looking for someone who is patient, strong, fond of pets. We're looking for someone experienced and good with patients who are going through what our mom is experiencing - which is cognitive issues due to lung cancer that metastasized to her brain. She may be cancer free right now, however the surgery and radiation have had some lasting effects mentally, with speech (although she can definitely talk), with right side movement and mobility, etc. The caregiver needs to be able to "keep mom in line" in a fun way when she's getting demanding, but also be patient with her. And when her children are around, we're an outgoing Italian crew, so we like to talk and have fun. We're really just looking for someone special to take great care of our mom. There is so much more I can add, but I'm not sure where to start. We're looking for pretty full-time coverage during "awake hours" 7 days a week, and then 24 hour care on some intermittent weekends as well. The caregiver can sleep at my mom's house during those 24 hour periods, as they do not need to remain awake overnight. Also the care locations will vary. Two locations are close together, both in Farmington, about 5 min apart. One is mom's townhouse, and the other is one of my sister's houses. A third location is in Golden Valley, which is my other sister's house. The primary locations will be Farmington though. We'll just need to dive in more once I see how this process works. Thank you!