$15 – 25/hr
San Diego, CA
Seeking care for my husband in his 80s. Services needed: companionship, meal preparation, medication prompting, help staying physically active. Looking for someone with 5+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: support for memory care. Male caregiver preferred. A little more about my husband: he can be pleasant, independent. My husband is kind, funny, and agreeable for the most part. He is quiet unless you open a topic that interests him: sports, learning, or family. I'm looking for someone who is patient, firm, outdoorsy. I think he would relate best with a male. I'm hoping that it will be someone he really enjoys because we may need consistent care in the near future. I'd like to have more time away from home. That will require someone who can keep him stimulated as well as preparing healthy meal choices, occasionally encourage him to shower and perhaps give him a shave.
We have never had a caregiver. We've had a wide variety of people living in our home, but never a caregiver. He doesn't see himself as needing care, but since he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he needs supervision. He likes to walk short distances and putt on our putting green.