$19 – 34/hr
About who needs care: Short term memory loss, dementia is starting to occur. Incontinence issues due to mobility loss and personal hygiene decline. He is a veteran from Vietnam and marine so he has some stubborn and loud moments. He enjoys cooking shows, and all the old westerns. I would love to see him be more active and have more of a routine but with my kids I can't be there enough.
About the care needs: If you don't let him push you around he is use to getting his way from others . He had his own business and had a life style where he had it his way. But now that he is forgetful he needs to have someone there with a steady and stubborn demeanor just like him for him to follow through. Usually I can get him to do three tasks and then is coaching to get him to do more. As far as hobbies he like crossword and word search, he is religious and likes Bible study.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.