$15 – 25/hr
About who needs care: She lives at Blakehurst Senior Living facility in an independent apartment but she really needs someone to be with her from the time she wakes up (around 10 a.m. ) until she goes to bed (around 10 p.m. ). She cant walk without assistance; has a tendency to forget to use her walker and then fall. She has a great personality and needs someone who likes to joke and laugh. She acts younger than she is (83) but is frustrated with her deteriorating physical condition. She needs someone to help her get dressed when she wakes up around 10 in the AM and give her breakfast and remind her to take her pills. Then she usually has doctor appts or may go play a bridge game or have physical therapy or a hair appt. She will go to dinner in the dining room but could use someones help to make plans with a friend for dinner and get ready to go. Likes to watch TV in the evening.
About the care needs: Outgoing and jovial person is important. My mom likes to joke and laugh and she is quite funny and smart. She wants someone who will know when to leave her alone now and then; she worries about feeling like she needs to entertain her caregiver. Would be great if the caregiver could play games or do puzzles with her or take her on outings.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.
Preference for a caregiver who is female.