$20 – 20/hr
Grand Rapids, MI
Who needs care: Dad has Balance Issues, Diabetes, ST Memory Problems - POA activated to me, but very interactive, funny, & enjoys company. Stepmom has Balance Issues, Degenerative Discs, Emotional Issues, needs lots of reassuring. She is still driving, so some independence, but not always making good choices. Watches TV all day, goes to bed by 9, but had several falls at night. Determined to stay in their home. 1 Cat. No smoking in house, Dad has cigars on deck.
Care needs: Ability to manage tough emotional situations, and 2 different kinds of dementia. Sense of humor, patient but assertive, ability to make the best of what we're working with.
Services needed: Personal Care for Dad, Mngmt of Meds & Dr Visits, Preparing Healthy Meals (Dad likes cooking), Shopping, Housekeeping, Coordinate Schedule w/ Current Daytime In-Home Caregiver.