$15 – 18/hr
Seeking care for my father in his 80s. Services needed: companionship, bathing / dressing, feeding, meal preparation, medication prompting, help staying physically active, mobility assistance, light housekeeping. Looking for someone with 3+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: support for chronic illness.
A little more about my father: he can be anxious, lethargic, pleasant, reserved. Dad has Parkinson's (between stage 1-2), low vision, and sometimes gets disoriented and has difficulty recognizing his environment. He is fragile and has lost a lot of strength - and would like to build it back up.
I'm looking for someone who is patient, strong. Dad was a professor, and enjoys talking about economics and policy. He enjoys people and getting to know them, and is also a bit of an introvert. Someone who could both engage, and work quietly would be ideal.
My mother is now Dad's primary caregiver, and needs a break and to get meaningful time to herself - for going to the gym, meeting friends, doing her own thing in the house, etc. Cooking and keeping the kitchen clean, and keeping up with the laundry have become difficult- that's the type of light housekeeping we anticipate needing.