$15 – 26/hr
San Antonio, TX
About who needs care: My mother needs care. She is mostly able to care for herself, but when I am out of town, I worry about her. She is an Artist and a delight - very sweet. She has some onset of Alzheimers - forgets names and sometime repeats herself over a 24 hour period - hell, I do that too - lol. She gets up about 7:30 and eats breakfast - sometimes cooks for herself - although I'd prefer that become a thing of the past. She lives in a senior living community independently where 2 meals a day are provided. We are seeking assisted living alternatives, but want her to stay where she is as long as possible. She walks without any help, sometimes uses a cain. I keep an eye on her with technology.
About the care needs: Need a loving, patient person that likes to LISTEN and is a good conversationalist. My mom has lots of stories and loves people generally. She loves to laugh and it is the most rewarding thing for me when she is entertained and loved. She handles ADL's mostly on her own. I am mostly looking for someone to be present and keep her from falling and be her friend. I cannot emphasize enough, you MUST be willing to listen and not boss her around. Kind suggestions and redirection will go a long way. She is on Hospice for Cardiac reasons, however, it seems like she is going to live a lot longer than the doctors originally thought - a blessing to this world for sure. The person that likes art and is willing to eat healthy is mandatory. Mom is only 120 lbs - fyi.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.