$22 – 30/hr
About who needs care: She has a functional gait disorder that limits her mobility and ability to carry on normal jobs around the house. She also has short term memory issues that come and go. Both conditions were caused by excessive brain radiation treatment for small cell lung cancer. Her motivation as a result is limited and she needs a motivator of activity throughout the day.
About the care needs: Caregivers need to be warm, friendly, social and enjoy working with and interacting with people. They must have general medical understanding and able to provide medication and assist her in moving around the house, to include protecting against falls, and assessing condition and helping her get up should she fall. There have been a few falls in the last year. Caregivers need to be highly motivated to do daily chores when not attending to her.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.