$15 – 25/hr
Seeking care for my mother in her 80s. Services needed: companionship, meal preparation, medication prompting, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 5+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training, support for memory care. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be anxious, pleasant, grouchy, outgoing, independent. Mom is almost 90. Getting anxious and forgetful. Losing interest in things she used to love. Overwhelmed. Tires easily. I'm looking for someone who is patient, chatty, quiet, fond of pets. My ideal caregiver MUST be honest, patient and kind. Someone engaging and keeping my mom positive. Someone with a great personality. Cheery and bright but not overpowering. Must love dogs. Helping with housekeeping and meeting my mothers needs and requests with NO attitude. Of course I do not expect my candidate to be verbally abused if mom should become irritated (she can be set in her ways) therefore I would prefer to be contacted if there is ever an issue AT ANY TIME. My mother continues to enjoy going to church and taking her dog to the doggie park in the late afternoon/early evening. She likes going out with her girlfriends for lunch and to the senior center for activities. I worry because she is becoming somewhat forgetful and gets lonesome which can leave her feeling depressed. She loses her balance from time to time as well and does not really care much about making meals or eating. She currently lives alone with her dog. I live in Massachusetts. My sister lives 25 minutes away from her in Northport but works 2 jobs. My mothers well being is my main concern. I need to know that there is someone there to help her. Have some conversation with her and let her know she IS important.