$15 – 20/hr
About who needs care: Typically cheerful
Has memory problems
Wears lower leg braces with some balance issues
Only is currently walking briefly with a walker
Isn't able to enjoy many activities or hobbies right now
Needs help dressing and toileting
A lovely swimming pool is available for water exercise but needs good help to get in and out on the pool stairs
Right now a typical day involves dressing eating TV etc.
Our Mom is there also and is working through health issues. She would like help with getting food to the table and clean
My sister and I have been on duty 24/7 since March 24th. Dad started a sleep aid after we burned out answering his call 8 to 14 times a night. Now he rarely calls out and sleeps well. Most of Dad's hobbies require mobility so life has become rather boring. He was an air mechanic and process engineer and enjoyed fishing hunting and skiing. Before last year he did much of the lawn care and gardening. He needs help to bathe. I don't see special skills being needed much.
Services needed include: transportation, companionship, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.