About who needs care: My stepfather is in the early stages of dementia, sleeping A LOT, unable to walk long distances, fluent in Spanish/losing his English abilities, loss of hearing, cataracts, not very active. He is very proud, but becoming increasingly unable to care for himself or interact socially.
My mother is active, in good health, but trying to take care of my stepfather is wearing on her. She is unable to participate in any of her previous activities (tennis, visiting family) due to my stepfather's limitations. My mother speaks English natively; not much Spanish.
They live on a horse farm with my adult sister. Horses and animals are their focus as are their dogs. My mother gets up, feeds horses, takes care of the dogs while he sleeps. She bears the burden of taking care of him as well as much of the farm.
The ideal type of day would be for a caregiver to arrive between 10-11 a.m. to help get Fernando up and moving for the day. Cooking is not necessary, but personal assistance, potential transport to get to and from appointments (some as far away in Orlando) as he should no longer be driving himself, and assistance and stimulation/dementia therapy (in Spanish, ideally).
About the care needs: Ideal caregiver should be laid back, able to speak Spanish & English, patient, support dementia patients, and love animals (as they have 7 dogs that are in the house).
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, feeding, and bathing / dressing.