$15 – 25/hr
Seeking care for my father in his 70s. Services needed: companionship. Looking for someone with 3+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: support for memory care. A little more about my father: he can be anxious, pleasant, reserved, independent. He battles Parkinson's Disease and dementia. My mom and I are looking for someone to sit with him for few hours here and there to be with him when she and I are unavailable. My mom takes care of my dad full time in their home and I work full time. She would like to go out once in a while for lunch dates with friends, shopping, etc. I'm looking for someone who is patient. My dad enjoys people, but is somewhat reserved. So someone who enjoys visiting but isn't too loud or chatty. Possibly an older gentleman would be enjoyable conversation, but I think he would be pretty open. He enjoys hanging out, but needs some guidance because he gets mixed up when going to the fridge, the bedroom, etc. he also needs someone to tell him when to take his pills and make sure he does it. It would be ideal to have someone who could be available multiple times so my dad gets used to and comfortable with them. We mainly need someone to just be there at the house to make sure my dad doesn't get hurt, and to help guide him when he gets confused. He is still somewhat independent. He bathes and dresses himself, and makes his breakfast. But gets confused and losses things (glasses, coffee cu-, etc). So someone just being their would be great. Not much care involved. Just to give my mom a break.