$15 – 16/hr
Seeking care for my father in his 90s. Services needed: companionship, bathing / dressing, meal preparation, medication prompting, mobility assistance, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 5+ years of experience caring for seniors. A little more about my father: he can be lethargic, grouchy, outgoing, independent. Lived by himself since his wife passed 7 years ago. Is 97 and until recently was fairly mobile with his walker until the last couple of weeks. Has lost a lot of strength and is fairly depressed that he needs assistance to even get up and go to the bathroom. Not stable by himself at all. We have a service that comes in daily to cook his food and do basic care from 9-5 daily. At this point we are uncomfortable with leaving him alone at all, especially at night since he's lost his physical strength. Eventually we will probably move him into assisted living but Covid 19 requirements and the isolation is not an option at this point. We would reevaluate after the first of the year. Weights about 220 pounds and recently had some skin cancer removed from his hand. Has gone downhill since then. I'm looking for someone who is patient, strong. Needs to be patient and strong enough to wait him getting to and from the bathroom, into bed, and prepare in case he needs additional assistance during the night. Needs more and more care as he ages. Lost a lot of energy and motivation but previously he like to read and tell his life story. He served in WWII and the Korean War and has lots of stories.