Seeking care for my loved one in his 80s. Services needed: companionship, bathing / dressing, meal preparation, help staying physically active, mobility assistance, light housekeeping. Looking for someone with 3+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training, nursing experience. A little more about my loved one: he can be anxious, lethargic, pleasant, grouchy, independent. He is an old Vietnam Vet from New Jersey.
He is funny, has a ton of stories, and is really laid back most of the time.
He is direct , to the point, very frank and sometimes feels like cursing all day.
He can be quite lazy and stubborn so getting him to bathe or walk is sometimes difficult.
Over all he is a pretty cool dude. I'm looking for someone who is patient, chatty, firm, fond of pets. The caregiver needs to be flexible with hours within limits. Some Saturdays and Sundays may be required. Evenings a must.
Thick skinned and have a sense of humor.
Probably an older female or a man who has an outgoing chatty attitude.
He has a yellow lab that is wonderful but sheds like crazy, so allergies to dogs is going to be a problem.
He enjoys television, guns, trains, motorcycles and will talk about anything if you get him going.