Seeking care for my mother in her 80's.
Services needed: companionship, meal preparation, medication prompting, help staying physically active, transportation, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 5+ years of experience caring for seniors. Female caregiver preferred.
A little more about my mother: she can be anxious, reserved, independent. Wants to be more independent than she is capable of, is struggling losing freedom of driving in her old age. Needs someone to keep her company during working hours.
I'm looking for someone who is patient. Ideal caregiver is patient. She needs constant reassurance, she has grown very anxious as she has grown older. She likes to talk but initially will be reserved and not say much so someone who she can grow to trust and chat with.
She wants to be more independent than she is, she should no longer drive alone and is struggling losing that freedom. She feels trapped in the house when we are at work because she shouldn't go anywhere alone.
She can be very anxious and needs someone who is patient and kind. She is just starting dementia and is beginning to forget things so patience is a must.