Seeking care for my mother in her 70s. Services needed: companionship, bathing / dressing, meal preparation. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be pleasant. My mom had a severe stroke last year that left her with no short term memory and cannot be alone. She is able to walk, talk, go to the bathroom herself, feed herself, she can put own clothes on and off but needs someone to help her with showers, cook for her, and just be present as she cannot be left alone. Once she goes to bed at night, she has a bathroom attached to her bedroom and will literally sleep until 10:00 a.m. or later, so there is a lot of down time. This is more of a companionship role. I'm looking for someone who is patient, fond of pets. I am really looking for someone who would be willing to essentially live with my mom during the week. I would rather negotiate a flat rate as I would be providing free housing and food allowance as well. My mom is highly educated and was a very active 73-year-old woman prior to her stroke. My mom went from being very active both socially and physically, ie active in her church, traveled with family, volunteered in several organizations and book clubs, to her world now being very small and currently attending an adult daycare during the week. Beech Mtn was her home prior to the stroke and I am trying to figure out a way to let her be in her home but she needs a full time companion/roommate essentially.