$16 – 25/hr
Falls Church, VA
About who needs care: Mike is not too mobile, needs a walker and wheelchair with someone pushing to get to bathroom, etc. Can feed himself but not prep meals. Has catheter, needs person to help empty bag. Needs person to get him drinks from mini fridge in family room, stays mostly in his recliner. Needs help with sponge baths, can't take shower. Uses computer and loves to read his books. Good conversationalist. Just turned 75.
About the care needs: Someone with patience, good sense of humor, good conversationalist, interest in world affairs, NOT patronizing! Mike is too smart for that. Do not talk down to him! He is not senile. Has PhD., worked as editor of Middle East Journal for nearly 20 years before retiring. Loves to talk about travels, too.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.