Seeking care for my mother in her 70s. Services needed: companionship, meal preparation, medication prompting, help staying physically active, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 7+ years of experience caring for seniors. Specialized care needs: support for chronic illness, support for memory care. Female caregiver preferred. A little more about my mother: she can be anxious, pleasant, grouchy, independent. I'm looking for someone who is patient, chatty, firm, strong, fond of pets. Someone who has dealt with Alzheimer's patients, someone who is patient yet has a sense of authority. Easy going and goes with the flow. My mother likes walks, going food shopping, going to the dollar store, going to yard sales, she likes music and dancing, she likes spending time with her 5 children.
She is in good physical health but was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 6 months ago and it's been a rapid decline of her mind. She currently lives with her son but needs 24 hour supervision. She needs reminders to take her medications. She showers and dresses on her own.