$20 – 31/hr
Walla Walla, WA
About who needs care: L is a person with mid-stage cognitive impairment who thrives when in the presence of calm and caring others. Her two primary loves are birds/bird watching and being with her dog, who is a gentle, loving English Cream Golden Retriever. Her ideal time with a caregiver would be spent looking at birds, going for a drive in the country and enjoying an ice cream cone.
About the care needs: A caregiver must be kind; this is top priority for L. She is sensitive to criticism and would not do well with a person who is loud, confrontational or controlling. L's caregiver should have a good understanding of dementia basics, "dementia capable care," or a sincere interest in learning about dementia best practice (it's a teachable skill, as you know!). It would be a bonus if a caregiver loved dogs, since this is a passion of Lynne's.
Services needed include: transportation, and companionship.