Seeking care for my mother in her 80s. Services needed: companionship, bathing / dressing, feeding, meal preparation, medication prompting, help staying physically active, mobility assistance, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 7+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training, support for memory care. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be energetic, anxious, lethargic, pleasant, grouchy, outgoing, reserved, independent. My mother has Alzheimer's/Dementia and memory is impaired. She does communicate very well and is extremely independent. She does not like to feel as if her independence is being taken away. She does not like to hovered over. Most times, I have to manipulate her to take a shower. She must feel like she's making her own choices/decisions. She is incontinent to bladder and uses Adult Diapers/Pads however, she changes herself. I try to be on standby to make sure she washes her hands before leaving the bathroom. Overall, she is very pleasant, fun and attends the Senior Center 2-3 days per week. I like for her to go to beauty salon every 2 weeks. and any other outings and activities determined by the Aide. I provide transportation for outings/errands. Likes to sing/dance. I'm looking for someone who is patient, chatty, quiet, strong, outdoorsy. Aide must have an understanding and experience working with Alzheimer's/Dementia patients. Must be a self starter and can work independently. Must be honest and trustworthy. Must have outgoing, fun and pleasant personality.
Mother bathes herself however Aide needs to set up and prepare for daily showers and provide minimum assistance. Must not be lazy and willing to do mother's laundry (as needed) change sheets once wkly(as needed); keep mothers bathroom and her bedroom clean daily. Light dusting, vacuuming of common areas once per wk. or as needed. (Not expected to be a maid for my family who'll the Aide will very rarely ever see). Must be willing to periodically do errands like pick up medications or take mother to grocery store for fruits. Willing to go to Senior Center 2-3 days per week and other outings/activities Aide may plan.