$15 – 18/hr
About who needs care: Both parents need help. However, as their schedules are consistent with each other, caring for both is "efficient". They both nap a lot during the day. Mom has advanced Alzheimer's, so she needs companionship and help toileting. Dad has advancing Parkinson's so he needs help staying safe with his walker and also needs help with toileting.
Both can eat on their own but need meals prepared, clean up afterward and general light housekeeping (occasional laundry, floors swept, etc). They also need pill pack meds given in a timely manner.
About the care needs: Especially with mom's Alzheimer's, someone with experience and a "soft" approach we have found most successful.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.