$24 – 50/hr
About who needs care: I'm seeking support for both of my parents, one early stage dementia (Mom - very lucid, but overwhelmed caring for my father), one more advanced (Dad - no driving, computer, finance management, currently experiencing a significant back issue and needs to go to physical therapy regularly). Need assistance with errands (groceries, drug store, etc.), transportation to doctors' appointments, etc.
I want to create an ongoing schedule of roughly 2 hours per visit with 2 visits per week, and the possibility of other times (for MD appointments).
They are a lovely, outgoing couple in an independent living apartment . I have a fulltime job, two teenagers and a pretty crazy life, so I need someone who can be their primary resource for day-to-day needs. I also want to find someone who will truly care for them and enjoy their company, so I can rest assured they are in good hands.
About the care needs: They are quite social and outgoing, but recent health issues have left them more limited to home than they would like. I think someone who has worked with seniors would be ideal, as they are both struggling with their world growing smaller and feeling less able to control things they have always done (driving, coping with memory changes, etc.) They would really enjoy someone super-social and likes to have fun. It would be great to have someone other than the elderly residents injecting a sense of humor into their lives. They are both bright lights and would love someone the same.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, and light housekeeping.