$23 – 45/hr
About who needs care: 37 YO male with schizophrenia. I have been providing housekeeping but am no longer able to do so. Needs light housekeeping, dishes, trash removal, floor mopped, spills leaned up. We will go on errands while housekeeping done most of the time. I would meet you at home each time . He is smoker, so apartment smoke needs to be tolerated. He is an avid journal writer, so need to just pick up under items and replace them. Untidy is OK, just wanting to keep bugs, mold, etc away. Lives in Independent living, but there is no facility oversight. Goal is to keep apartment clean enough so that he does not get evicted. does not have to be perfect. Core chores: trash pick-up and removal, dishes, wipe surfaces, sweep and clean floors. We can add other services as he tolerates having these done by outside person.
About the care needs: Any gender OK, needs to tolerate or be a smoker, though skin, as can be easily agitated, tolerate delusions. Not take insults and some abusive language seriously. Could develop into some companion time as well. Music, guitar, walks. Not same problems as someone with dementia, but symptoms of impatience, agitation, different reality etc.
Services needed include: light housekeeping