$20 – 22/hr
About who needs care: My husband, Bill, has secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis.
He is wheelchair bound, and is a two person transfer, or one person transfer with our Hoyer lift. His personality Is very easy-going, and agreeable. He needs someone to feed him, and his liquids are thickened. He can push himself around in his chair, and enjoys going for a walk, and being outside when it is nice weather. We have a handicap accessible van that the caregiver may use throughout the day. It is healthy for him to play memory games, and be asked questions to stimulate conversation. He is 6 foot five inches and weighs approximately 175 pounds. We are looking for a full-time caregiver For approximately 40 hours per week with occasional flexibility to swap a week day for a weekend day. We have two cats, So a caregiver with pet allergies may be an issue. Because my husband is immunocompromised, we would like a caregiver who has been COVID-19 vaccinated.
About the care needs: Emotional maturity is important to us.
Bill needs someone who can stimulate conversation, and be respectful of our personal boundaries.
Someone who Pays attention to detail, being physically active at times, take bill on a walk in his wheelchair, help his mind stay stimulated by playing a game or doing memory games, etc. We appreciate Help with light housekeeping during down times like when Bill takes a nap in the afternoon. To help with light housekeeping and meal prep is a plus. Bill loves the outdoors, and likes to sit on the porch, go for a ride in the van, and have someone assist him with and encourage him to do his light exercises. It its important that the caregiver likes animals. We have two cats, and our son has two dogs that occasionally visit.
We look forward to having someone who has a love for caregiving, and will work with us Towards maintaining a healthy balance in our home, with mutual respect and trust. Thank you so much!
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.