Seeking care for my mother in her 70s. Services needed: companionship, bathing / dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping. Looking for someone with 3+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training, support for chronic illness. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be lethargic, grouchy, independent. Strong minded 76 yr old woman about 250lbs. Raised two sons while taking care of her disabled husband for many years. Independent and set on being home despite her declining health and worsening COPD. Can be difficult to deal with at times but if you click with her she'll comply and get along. Daily tasks like bathing, getting dressed, prepping meals, housework are very difficult due to her lack of oxygen. Small chihuahuas in the home, the home is in a country setting in a logging town called Vernonia on the Oregon coast range. I'm looking for someone who is patient, chatty, firm, strong, fond of pets. Someone that can deal with a stubborn senior citizen but can listen and take direction. However, make right decisions when the request from the senior is not reasonable. Likes to have conversations but not be over talkative. Can be firm without being rude or mean. Someone who wants to come in an engage with their person and stay busy while they're there and not just come in and sit down and watch tv. Must have reliable car to get to the location and communicate with the family daily. Mom enjoys knitting, cooking shows, watch tv, gardening. Wants to stay at home as long as possible despite her defining health. Body/health is getting g worse but her mind and spirit are strong. She's not a able to be physically active anymore due to the conditions of her lungs due to COPD. She uses oxygen 24/7.