$16 – 20/hr
About who needs care: My mother is 79, has hydrocephaly (extra water in her brain) and lymphedema (inability to drain the excess fluid), causing her to be dizzy and have vertigo. She is overweight and has mobility issues (she uses a walker to get around). She needs help putting on her leg pump that helps her squeeze the excess fluid out of her legs because my dad has extreme arthritis and has difficulty getting the Velcro straps tight enough around her legs. Medical knowledge is not required, my dad can show you how to do this.
My dad, age 81, needs help around the house with cleaning. He can do some of the simpler things, but could use help with deep cleaning such as toilets, showers, floors, dusting, etc. Any extra help would be much appreciated since he wants to do it all, but can't, because he has CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) which causes him to tire easily. He has become the primary caregiver and has to do all the inside and outside work since my mom is basically handicap.
They sleep in and don't eat lunch until 1 or 2pm, so afternoon times work best for them, but their schedule is flexible. Some days they might need help getting to or from appointments or running to store, but these would be rare.
About the care needs: The caregiver needs to love older people who can talk a lot. Being retired, my parents can talk your ear off, but they are amazing, caring, loving people. They love to joke and laugh and watch tv. No specific hobbies or interests are needed, but if you love Bugs Bunny and other cartoons, older shows like The Lone Ranger, and Antiques Roadshow, you'll have a lot to talk about! haha.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, and light housekeeping.