About who needs care: lung cancer (no chemo anymore), low oxygen level. Uses oxygen mask 12 hours a day.
Hospital bed in living room near oxygen.
She can walk a bit, go to bathroom on her own, can go to kitchen to get yogurt.
No hobbies. Watches TV shows and sports.
Morning routine: Wake up, take prescription(s), do nebulizer, coffee, yogurt, cereal.
Afternoon lunch, nebulizer.
Someone cooks her dinner.
Nurse comes in twice a week to bath her.
Us kids are 24 hour caregivers, really babysitters.
About the care needs: a woman. not a big talker.
Cook dinner - serve breakfast (a regular daily breakfast needs, give pills when needed. Set up nebulizer (easy)
Someone who can an start at 9:00 p.m. and stay until 10:00 a.m. They have a bed to sleep in overnight, do not need to be awake at night. Patient can ring an alarm if needs someone. She has never done it though.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, and light housekeeping.