$21 – 25/hr
About who needs care: Has cancer. Frail. Sometimes in pain. Some cognitive deterioration (varies a lot from day to day). Sometimes does strange unhygienic things. Likes to read, rest. Will sometimes want to do projects like laundry or cooking (must be watched in kitchen). Does not like to be touched. Was brilliant and capable in earlier life.
About the care needs: Someone calm and cheerful with a good sense of humor, but not talkative. Someone who respects my mother's dignity and privacy while keeping her safe. Someone who offers choices. Interests in poetry, philosophy, ecology. Might have to help with changes of clothing or linens -- Mom is sometimes incontinent. Must like cats -- we have three. Mainly, Mom needs someone here at all times and sometimes that cannot be me -- I need breaks.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.