$21 – 40/hr
San Francisco, CA
About who needs care: He is 99, will be 100 in March. He is very deaf but has a device that helps him hear if you speak slowly. He is nearly blind but has a digital reader so he can read the New York Times. He reads all day. He was a well-known icon in SF, a writer. He is cognitively 95%, can be very entertaining. He has chronically low sodium so needs to salt his foods, and eat/drink consistently. He gets Meals. He is weak and fatigued, and falls because his balance is poor. He has friends who visit, usually mid to late afternoon. Ideally a caregiver would come at 11 or 12 for 2-3 hours, 3 times a week. Flexibility a plus since he has doctor appointments in the afternoon sometimes.
About the care needs: He would enjoy someone who reads books. Especially literature, and someone who doesn't mind this former English teacher correcting your grammar. He has a very hard time with accents (his hearing) so a good English speaker would be ideal. He likes young women, and can be flirtatious, but since he will need help with bathing, a mature woman or a man might be better.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.