$15 – 20/hr
Seeking care for my mother in her 80s. Services needed: companionship, meal preparation, help staying physically active, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. No prior experience required.
Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be anxious, pleasant, independent. Is mobile and generally happy but has some restlessness that looks like wanting to go out and run errands or go to lunch every 2 hours. She is hard of hearing and has two hearing aids and has moderate dementia. Her dementia is not alzheimer's but she does move things around the house to inappropriate places in her efforts to "help clean the house."
She does respond well to frequent orientation with a calendar and a somewhat consistent schedule. I'm looking for someone who is patient, fond of pets. Someone who is confident, warm and engaging, organized and consistent but can be flexible if my Mom is tired or seems to be getting anxious.
Someone calm and who likes music and dogs(we will be getting 2 dogs next year). Their reliability to pick up and drop off Mom at her senior center and do light errands and housekeeping is essential. My Mom needs some direction and generally believes she is helping to take care of us(husband and myself and our 11-year-old son). She is 81 and we lost my Dad in Nov. Of 2018.
She has been living with us since then. She has shown small signs of slowing down in the past year and often sits and "reads the paper" but does want to get in the car and go 2-4times throughout the day. She likes to sing and loves her grandchildren.