$15 – 25/hr
Seeking care for my mother in her 80s. Services needed: meal preparation, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. No prior experience required. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be pleasant, outgoing. My mom was extremely active and independent until she developed a long disease about five months ago. She has become almost housebound and her executive functioning skills have declined. My mom was a very active, social, fun loving woman who remains intelligent and with high cognitive functioning but definitely is under-stimulated. She lives in a two bedroom apartment with a small dog and is on continuous oxygen. She is not a smoker. I'm looking for someone who is patient, fond of pets. We would want our caregiver to be engaging, encouraging, organized, and gently instructive, we are hopeful a caregiver would encourage our mom to maximize her strengths and work on minimizing her challenges. She needs some assistance with organizing her home and her days. My mom's apartment is small and so clutter builds up easily. She is having difficulty managing papers, meal planning, housekeeping, and remaining physically active. She does have portable oxygen and can go out, but has not expressed any interest in driving and now relies on others for all of her socialization and stimulation.