Seeking care for my husband in his 60s. Services needed: bathing / dressing, meal preparation, medication prompting, help staying physically active, mobility assistance. Looking for someone with 7+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my husband: he can be pleasant, outgoing, reserved, independent. He had a stroke two months ago and a part of his cerebellum was affected.
It affected his concentration, and some motor skills.
He is not paralyzed he can move, but the rehab facility recommended he have care during the day while I'm at work.
I will need someone who is willing to play cards with him, help him walk, and do physical therapy exercises (pamphlet will be provided)
Make him breakfast and lunch.
He is very sweet, quiet, and extremely laid back, but can be stubborn sometimes especially when it comes to doing physical therapy; that is why I requested someone who can be firm.
He loves people who are willing to learn and he loves people who are teachable.
I've not met a person yet who doesn't love him. I'm looking for someone who is patient, firm, fond of pets, outdoorsy. I need someone to truly care if my husband progresses. I need someone who is socialable with manners and who will understand and be patient when he gets frustrated about small tasks he cannot do. And be patient if it takes him a couple of minutes to understand a task that he must do.
He is very independent and loves to be outside so I will need someone who does not mind being outside, and who wouldn't mind taking him on short golf cart rides around our neighborhood on our electric golf cart.
I would also like a written or emailed note everyday on his activities and your thoughts on how your day went. He will try to get away with eating things that are not good for his diabetes. He is allowed to cheat a couple days a week, I don't mind that.
For example, He may request that you take him to Popeye's Chicken (which is only a couple miles away from our home)
With that in mind, I also need someone who is has integrity.
I am available if for any reason you need to call me throughout the day, our daughter also is available if you need to call her throughout the day.