$19 – 22/hr
About who needs care: Mom is 95 and declining. She has afib, high blood pressure, incontinence, anxiety, thyroid, requiring medications and monitoring. Some dementia with short term memory loss. Loves to talk about old memories and do crossword puzzles. She is mobile with a walker and supervision, has a bedside commode that she needs assistance with, has a good appetite but is currently fighting a UTI and in bed more with reduced desire to eat in last 24 hours. We have caregivers from 8 to 8 each day currently who change and bathe her, prepare meals, visit with her, change bedding and do laundry, sweeping and mopping mom's room, hallway, kitchen and tv room. Mom needs overnight care, too. (My brother lives in the house and was providing overnight care but his own health challenges need his attention.) We are looking for coverage overnight, but would also consider live-in care and need to know more about that.
About the care needs: We need a reliable, kind and experienced caregiver who can help mom with her meals, hygiene, meals and getting to and from the tv room and her bedroom. Meals are very simple with largely warming up leftovers or frozen meals, making a sandwich, etc. Mom does need to drink lots of water daily with pills she takes.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.