$18 – 25/hr
About who needs care: My mother in law has been diagnosed with dementia. She is 79 years old and has been having difficulty doing basic tasks, and has my husbands brother/girlfriend currently living in her house but they both work and cannot be with her all day. They are typically home in the evenings. My husband and his other brothers live not too far away so are able to help but also work and cannot be there to "watch" her daily. We don't think she should be alone. She has a dog that brings her joy and has always been very social and likes to drink coffee and talk to her friends. She used to belong to a Bunco group that enjoyed getting together. She also used to be an avid reader. Recently (last year) she has had a hip replacement and has deteriorated since this happened. She currently (diagnosed Monday) has an eye ulcer that we are needing to put drops in her eye every hour. I'm not sure about other medications she is on, and am trying to help my husband find information about what options are out there for his mother's care. I don't know if it's better to have her live somewhere, like in an adult family home, or if we can get along with someone coming to her home and what that looks like. Any guidance would be appreciated.
About the care needs: I believe she would be most comfortable with a female caregiver. I don't believe there are any specialized skills other than dealing with a kind woman who now seems to be child like. She doesn't remember things and needs to be reminded and watched.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.