$15 – 40/hr
Mount Prospect, IL
Seeking care for my loved one in her 80s. Services needed: companionship, bathing / dressing, meal preparation, help staying physically active, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 3+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training, support for memory care. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my loved one: she can be anxious, pleasant, grouchy, outgoing. My aunt has Alzheimer's and her mood shifts daily. She is usually outgoing and energetic, but is lately understandably depressed. I'm looking for someone who is patient, chatty, firm. We are looking for someone who can be encouraging, patient, positive, but also very aware of safety problems. My aunt used to be very active but now cannot do exercise activity alone due to balance issues. She also does not drive anymore, but has a vehicle available for a caregiver to take her shopping and to appointments. One of our major goals for her is to gain weight. She has rapidly lost weight partly due to lack of memory of cooking skills. It would be great if a caregiver could help her plan meals for the week and even prepare some with her.