Jim R.|Kasson, MN
10 yrs exp
50 yrs old
Cared For My Father For 5 Years
In 2004 I moved home to the South Eastern MN area building a home in Kasson. My mother was in a nursing home at the time and my dad living alone, we decided to build a home and he lived with me for almost 13 years. The last 5 years dad needed more help and care progressively due to emphysema, most of which I helped him with. Including driving to appointments, some help with his medications, bathing (the last 2 years, getting in and out of the tub safely, washing his hair, and dressing as was taxing for him.), preparing meals, cleaning up and household work, laundry, visiting and passing time watching history channel and movies, reading books on military stories, making puzzles, gardening, cooking together, going to church together, outings, etc. Before my mom passed we would bring her home to spend the day typically Saturday or Sundays with us. I feel like I have good experience helping a senior and am in-tune with their needs. I'm fine with most dogs, I'm quite allergic to cats.