$10 – 15/hr
I am looking for a caregiver to assist me with caring for my wife, who has ALS. She is 76 years young and is wheelchair bound, with no ability to use any muscles, speak or eat. Although she has no physical abilities, her mind is 100% and she communicates using her eyes or her computer. I currently have a team of 3 caregivers covering various shifts, but I need to add one more. This position will primarily be working 9-5 Saturdays and Sundays, but I may occasionally have other hours that need covered when someone needs time off. The primary responsibility will be helping me transfer her from wheelchair to toilet (and back), using a gate belt. This is a 2 person lift, so you must be able to lift approximately 60 pounds. I will also need a little assistance with small needs that keep her comfortable, and general companionship.