Seeking care for my mother in her 80s. Services needed: companionship, meal preparation, help staying physically active, mobility assistance, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 3+ years of experience caring for seniors. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be pleasant, outgoing, independent. 89 years old. Hearing impaired. Can't do steps and limited walking distance due to bad knees. Outspoken with no filter. Loves to talk. Spends the majority of her time reading the Bible and watching certain TV evangelists. I'm looking for someone who is patient, strong. Will need to be a good listener and sympathetic to someone very fixed in their ways. Will also need a thick skin as her observations often feel like insults although she is kind hearted. IE comments on one's weight or hair or a tattoo or clothing etc. Mom loves to shop but doesn't quite have the stamina to go much more than a hour or two.
She is not a restaurant person but does eat out occasionally with family. Very picky as she had allergies to wheat and various other foods. She is also diabetic.