$10 – 40/hr
About who needs care: My mom is 92 and my dad is 96 and are both very week. My mom still drives to some extent and is relatively mobile. My dad can barely walk, but can walk behind a wheelchair for support.
They get up in the morning around 9-10 and drink coffee and read the paper for a couple of hours. Then, my mom typically will serve them some sort of breakfast. They usually only eat two meals a day (Brunch & dinner). Then, my mom tends to do chores in the afternoon and they eat dinner around 6-6:30 p.m. Go to bed around 8-8:30 p.m. They are relatively self sufficient at the moment, but going downhill fast and my dad falls from time to time and my mom cannot get him up. They will need help wit basic household chores and wellness checks from time to time. I anticipate more need for care sooner than later.
About the care needs: A patient, loving, honest individual. My dad is nearly deaf and that can be trying to deal with. No special skills I can think of, other than possibly knowing how to wash dishes, use a washer & dryer, fold clothes, change sheets, change light bulbs, and those sorts of standard household chores my parents cannot do much of any longer.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, and light housekeeping.