Seeking companion care near Brighton for my mother in her 60s. Meal Preparation: My mother needs someone to warm up, assemble, blend, etc. food for her and bring to her. Bathing / Dressing: She might need someone to help her put on a sweater, socks, or shoes. Light Housekeeping: Wash dishes from meals, make the bed, sweep her room, etc. No major cleaning - just helping to keep her space tidy and clean up after meals or activities. Companionship: Have conversations, watch TV, maybe play a game, etc. Things to help offer a better quality of life. Possibly even someone to just be "present" with her. Schedule Details: My husband and I are able to work from home 1-2 days per week, each, but we don't have the same days each time. These days might also change if something comes up and our jobs require our presence. My mother has ALS and is mobility challenged. She needs someone to help her transition from her chair to a wheelchair and wheel her to the bathroom or if she wants to move from her bedroom to the living room. She can stand and take a few very limited steps but we need someone to pay VERY close attention to her and be hands-on with assistance while she turns around to sit in the wheel chair, sit in her arm chair (electric lift chairs), or use the toilet. She does not need help with wiping, bathing, or hygiene-related tasks but she often needs help pulling up her pants after using the toilet.
She is a sweet person but we need an individual who is empathetic and patient with those who struggle with terminal illnesses. She sometimes has very depressed days, becomes frustrated with her inability to move or walk, and can get exasperated and impatient when she is in these moods or when transitioning from chairs to her wheelchair.
She also loves to talk, so the person should be willing to be conversational. Although at times my mother just wants someone to hang out and watch TV with her or play a game.
My husband and I cannot be home all of the time due to work, so we need someone to fill the gaps and be present so she is not alone for long periods during the days we are gone because it is dangerous for her to move around unsupervised. Preferences for a caregiver who is a non-smoker, comfortable with pets and CPR / first-aid trained.