$15 – 25/hr
Seeking care for my mother in her 80s. Services needed: transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 3+ years of experience caring for seniors. A little more about my mother: she can be anxious, outgoing. She has mobility problems and does not drive anymore. She needs help with grocery shopping, appointments, etc. I would like to have someone come for one afternoon a week, every week, so that she can depend on that time to get her chores taken care of. I'm looking for someone who is chatty, firm, fond of pets. I would like a caregiver who is friendly and has a good sense of humor, and will engage with my mom, so that she has good company while appointments and chores are being tended to. She is not always good about making appointments and following up with appointments, so somebody who will be firm about this would be ideal. I am currently disabled, and live out of state, so I am unable to help personally. My mom has a small dog who is not well trained, but basically sweet. However, he can be very jumpy and bark a lot when someone initially comes into the house. Before my accident, when I was able to get there, I was very firm with the dog from the moment I came into her apartment, which worked well. So it would be good to have a caregiver who knows how to handle an excitable dog.