About who needs care: Fairly independent 85-year-old man hard of hearing , high BP needs some simple meals prepared nightly(prefers to eat 4:30 p.m. to 6pm) while we are in San Diego from the 5th to 8th. Also need mail and packages brought into the house. He does not like us to leave dishes for him to heat up. He prefers corn and potatoes as sides. Examples of favorites are mild chili, spaghetti, 4 fried eggs and ham, meatloaf, steak, fish filet, pork chops with cream of chicken, stroganoff, chicken noodle soup. It might be nice to take him out once. He will happily buy (Subway, Red Robin, Chilis). Finally just need cat waters filled. Agreeable to a daily minimum number of hours like 2-3 minimum.
About the care needs: A good listener with a deep voice is ideal. He likes to tell stories but only hears a little bit. So he tends to rattle on a bit and seldom stops the story for questions. He writes/edits alternate history books. He loves history. He used to collect train sets.
Needs to be a basic cook not adventurous in the kitchen. He dislikes innovative cooking. He prefer to eat in his room or out.
Skills.. be able to observe if he needs medical attention. Be able to prep and serve a simple meal. Be able to fill pet waters and observe signs separating cats/dogs in house. Have no pet fears or allergies. 4 senior cats and 2 senior dogs reside in the home. Pet Food will be on feeders.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, and light housekeeping.