$15 – 25/hr
About who needs care: He lives with his wife. Has significant short-term memory issues but long term memory is good, so conversations can happen about his past. He is weak and uses a walker. He has cancer and is in hospice care, but he gets up every day, showers, dresses, eats a little bit and goes to the dining room, where he lives. This facility does not have any care services. He mainly sits and thinks, sleeps and reads.
His wife takes care of everything right now, with support from his daughter who does not live nearby, but is in regular contact with them and visits for a week or more at a time, every 4-5 weeks.
The start of the day would require assistance in getting up (he is hard to get going in the morning) encourage him to get in the shower, assisting as needed and making sure he does not fall. Then, getting dressed - he needs encouragement to get through all the steps, however, he can do it all on his own at this point. Then, we are not sure! Maybe assist with eating a little bit of food (he doesn't eat much, mainly Ensure a few times a day.) Then a walk, take him to the exercise room where works out for a half hour. We are still trying to figure this all out.
About the care needs: This person will need to be able to help lift him, as needed, although not much at this point, unless he falls.
We would like a person who is good at listening to how things are currently done and not make too many changes at first. His wife likes to be in charge of how things are done, so this person will need to be able to take instruction. This is going to be a challenging transition for them, having someone new in their home, so this person needs to be sensitive to this adjustment.
His wife is currently uncomfortable with the idea of someone else being in the home and being in their space, so this person will also need to be sensitive to this.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.