About who needs care: Father 97, very unsteady on his feet, uses cane and walker. Mother 89, becoming more frail and worn out with caring for him. Both take medication for 'elder' ailments, but live independently in their ground floor condo. They like to be out of the house periodically, and my mother still drives. It would be nice to have someone else drive them where they need or want to go.
About the care needs: Father likes to tell stories, be waited on, and can be stubborn and unpleasant. Mother blooms where she's planted - has circle of friends/neighbors. Very sweet and lovely. They both enjoy the back screened lanai for the weather and for watching birds on the bird feeder and wildlife crossing through the back yard. They watch a lot of westerns on TV. Mother loves gardening and has a number of flowers and flower beds as well as a collection on the porch. She is getting frail to haul a watering can around.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, and companionship.