$20 – 30/hr
About who needs care: Has diverticulosis and gall stones. Is very ambulatory, and is mentally clear for the most part, but occasionally forgetful, and can become disoriented in certain unfamiliar surroundings (such as the hospital). She is partially visually impaired, and significantly hearing impaired, but uses hearing aids.
Her hobbies are gardening, house plants, and baking.
She's an early riser, and usually fairly energetic, but does take frequent naps. She likes to shop, and will need to be driven to nearby stores, as well as to her medical appointments. She is friendly and very talkative, and enjoys having company.
About the care needs: She will only be interested in a female caregiver, and will need someone who is very kind and a good listener, but this person will also need to know how to be convincing at times.
There are no specialized skills needed.
She loves to talk about gardening, baking, quilting, and the weather. She will appreciate someone who likes to eat baked goods, especially cookies, homemade applesauce, and garden vegetables.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, and companionship.