About who needs care: 95-year-old retired mathematician, statistician, scientist. Likes to be by himself, so he can read and think all day. Almost no social contact. His 16-year-old small, gentle dog is his reason for living.
He (Ted) is on the brink of not being able to walk, even with a cane. Due to a stroke (5 years ago), he has almost no use of his right arm or right leg. He needs help getting up off the chair in the shower. He is on the brink of needing help for even getting up out of bed. He refuses to go into a eldercare institution. He has a beautiful house, with downstairs bedroom, office, and full bathroom available if it became prudent to have someone living there to help him. (His own bedroom and the kitchen and living room are all upstairs).
About the care needs: The care giver would have to be commonsensical, and not too talkative. Commonsensical, because Ted is somewhat hard-of-hearing, and it is important to talk to him slowly and clearly. Not-too-talkative, because Ted likes his privacy. He still has all his mental faculties, and he likes to be by himself and simply think or read. The care giver would also have to be very strong. Ted is quite muscular and weighs 170 pounds. It takes a great deal of strength to lift him, from the shower chair, or any living room chair, and certainly from the floor in case he were to fall (which has happened a few times).
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.