$15 – 25/hr
About who needs care: My mom has COPD and is on oxygen continuously per nasal cannula. She is on BiPAP at night and for naps. She has poor vision and hearing. She needs meals prepared for her, meds given, and assistance getting back and forth to the bathroom. She uses a walker for mobility.
About the care needs: Someone who has patience and experience working with the elderly. Someone who can speak clearly and is willing to repeat information with a positive tone. Someone who enjoys what they are doing. Someone who can maintain a schedule of activities, can assist with setting up nebulizer, inhalers and BiPAP. Someone who can provide simple meal preparation and assist with bathing, dressing, and mobility. There are times when I need coverage on different days or evenings, and occasional weekend, so someone who may be able to be flexible with their schedule. Someone who could read my mom's favorite books to her. Someone who could carry on a conversation with her.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.