$20 – 20/hr
Yorba Linda, CA
About who needs care: My brother has type 1 diabetes and extremely weak. He is 6ft and weighs 116 pounds. He needs help with standing, somebody to be near him as he walks with walker, he needs help getting up from toilet and his recliner. He needs help with meal preparation and shopping. He needs help with washing dishes, cleaning, washing clothes. Ideal day would be structured with checking his blood sugar in the mornings, then coffee and breakfast, rest, then walked to family room for lunch and insulin, then he watches tv, then check fridge and go shopping for groceries, then he needs help walking back to his room , set his dentures out, providing fluids and drinks throughout the day, and help with occasional personal care. Showers every other day needs someone to stand close by to help him in and out of shower and help with toweling off and putting clothes back on . He wears disposable underwear and needs help pulling them up. His hobbies and interest is fishing.
About the care needs: My brother can be very irritable due to his physical condition and deterioration. Ideally caregiver will be positive and not take things personally. He wears hearing aides. If they aren't in then his ears then he may have a loud voice. He has a cat named Liberty, who needs food, water and litter changes. The cat sleeps with my brother to give him comfort. He is a Trump supporter and he watches Fox News. Caregiver needs to be comfortable with giving insulin injections. We are happy to teach how to do this.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.