About who needs care: My dad is of sound mind but is beginning to become forgetful. My brother has been caring for him but had to move. My dad will be lonely and might enjoy someone cooking for him or with him. Some light cleaning or laundry would be great.
He is 89 and can no longer drive. If someone could drive him into Latrobe to grocery shop. He will not want and help with self care. He may need help getting to appointments.
My dad is usually pleasant. My mom passed away about a year ago. And he is lonely. He loves to talk. He used to grow a garden, hunt and enjoys yard work.
My sister and I live 1+ hours away and work. We will be able to come on weekends.
About the care needs: Ideal caregiver is a good listener. We have a visiting nurse to check his blood count and vitals. He also has a visiting PT. My dad has a significant heart condition.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, and companionship.