$15 – 22/hr
About who needs care: Significant short term memory issues. Hobbies including gardening, plants, taking care of her little dog, reading, Red Sox, simple puzzles.
Penny spends most of her day taking care of her dog, doing basic chores, reading the newspaper and watching TV.
About the care needs: My mom is pretty friendly and chatty. The caregiver needs to be a person who is well suited for supporting a person with dementia/short term memory issues. My mom repeats herself a good deal and can ask the same question over and over again while being unaware that she is doing so. Patience and kindness are key.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, and companionship.