Seeking care for my grandmother in her 80s. Services needed: meal preparation, transportation, housekeeping. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training. Female caregiver preferred. I'm looking for someone who is kind, patient, empathetic and a self-starter. My grandma is intelligent and insists on being independent, but she needs a lot of help with meal prep, light cooking, and definitely cleaning. (Mainly the downstairs, as she can no longer safely go upstairs.) She can become set in her ideas, so please hear her out and respect her opinions, but exercise sound judgment in carrying out tasks. She prefers someone who doesn't mind the occasional chat, but not someone who talks her ear off. We can provide occasional transportation, but it is important that you're open to driving to the occasional appointment or to the store. Incontinence can be an issue, so please be sure that you are okay with, and respectful about laundering soiled linens/clothes or cleaning and sanitizing the floor. My grandma loves genealogy, singing, being with her family, going to craft stores, doing the crossword, and traveling. Due to her medical/mobility issues she is limited in how often she can do her hobbies. Her senior son lives in an RV in the driveway, but doesn't spend much time in the house. My grandma just lost her husband of 66 years, and since then has been depressed and less mentally stimulated. My mom, me, my sister, and our partners are very involved in her life and may occasionally be at the house when you're there. With our other responsibilities we can't give her the attention and help that she needs and deserves. The schedule can be flexible during the week, but my grandma may prefer consistency once we feel out whether it's a good fit, and decide what works best in the long run. I am however, sure that she needs help 2/wk.