We need hands-on care to take care of my mother in Saint Charles. Meal Preparation: She usually makes her own breakfast, coffee and just needs help with dinner prep and/or cooking. Transportation: She only has a few appointments (hair dresser and an occasional doctor appointment). Errands / Shopping: Groceries, pick up Rx, etc. Companionship: Chat when she is in the mood to share. I started a new job and don't have the time I had when I lived with her and did everything. I moved to an apartment on October 16, 2020, after living with her for the last 4 years. Everyday she needs something... a jar opened, a lightbulb replaced, dishwasher emptied, laundry carried up stairs and hung or shelved, etc. I can't do this new job AND be there every time she texts me. She wears hearing aids, but has a lot of trouble hearing clearly. Someone with a soothing voice and no strong accent would be best. She has her mind and walks with a walker. When showering, she has difficulty washing her hair which is extremely fine and short. There is more, but that gives you the idea. Note: I am her daughter and live 5 minutes away. My daughter (38) is even closer in proximity and helps when she can. Preferences for a caregiver who is a non-smoker and CPR / first-aid trained.