Seeking care for my father in his 70s. Services needed: bathing / dressing, meal preparation, medication prompting, help staying physically active, mobility assistance, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 7+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: CPR/first aid training, support for chronic illness, nursing experience, support for memory care. A little more about my father: he can be anxious, pleasant, grouchy, outgoing, independent. He has multiple health conditions, diabetic, congestive heart failure, pacemaker to name a few. He's smart but may have early signs of dementia. He's going home from hospital on hospice care. He's married and his wife is physically OK, as she just had knee surgery and neither one are going to be able to do stairs. She has PPA, Progressive Primary Aphasia and doesn't communicate very well. I'm looking for someone who is patient, firm, strong. Compassionate, very caring, responsible, respectful, honest, trustworthy, dependable, and has wide variety of nurturing and nursing experience. Once we have a hospice care schedule, the hours and days we will need can be known more then. Someone that enjoys taking care of our parents. Dad likes to go outside and to store, church if possible. He's not a TV person and can be very stubborn, but does have a good Christian heart. He's very smart and knows what's going on most of the time. He's very particular about their home.
Mom is more able to do things (once she heals from her recent knee surgery. She loves going to church and watching her TV shows. She loves to cook when able, and to play cards with the family.