$20 – 50/hr
About who needs care: Underlying conditions:
- Wheelchair bound
- Arthritic and Neuropathy
- Full in-dwelling catheter
- Sensitive skin (prone to skin tears and bruising)
- High blood pressure
Dad likes cars, funny and light hearted TV shows, running errands, horse racing (and betting), and airplanes and talking about flying.
We are still working on what the ideal day will be. Watching his favorite shows, getting him out of the house for a bit, letting him be outside for a little bit and someone to be there and share stories with goes a long way.
There may be some medication handling throughout the day, primarily just giving him what has already been organized and prepared.
About the care needs: Someone who has a strong work ethic and good sense of integrity is important to us. Someone who is patient and thoughtful to help dad work through his thoughts and keep him safe during transfers and movement. Organization and open communication to us to keep us informed of any changes to dads conditions so we can act swiftly as a team. Continuity of care is an extremely important thing for dad and for us, so we need someone who will be consistent.
Being a nurse is a necessity given the complexity of dads conditions.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.