$13 – 15/hr
About who needs care: MIL has mild/moderate dementia but is still in independent living in a senior living facility. She needs help with laundry, light housekeeping, picking out appropriate clothes and shoes, and companionship. She also needs to be encouraged to get out of her chair and walk a bit. She'll need occasional transportation to doctor's appointments 1-2 times a month.
About the care needs: Warm, outgoing personality might be best. Previous experience with dementia patients would be a plus. The ideal caregiver needs to be firm enough to say, "No, I can't do that" or "Let me check with your kids before I say yes." MIL can be persuasive and doesn't realize her own physical and cognitive limitations at times.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.