About who needs care: My mother, Monica, lives with me on one floor, a separate floor from me. She had successful by-pass surgery 7 years ago at 84. She had a partial hip replacement on Christmas Day. She was walking well with a walker before she fell on the kitchen floor. She fell because she was walking without her walker, it was the end of a long day, and she broke her hip. She has memory loss, which is helpful at times. If she is determined to do it, she will. But she is in rehab because she also forgets she cannot walk yet without assistance. She was independent within limits before her fall. I did all meal prep and cleaning. She prays a lot, will repeat similar conversations with me. She interacts with my 4 grandchildren, 2-4 of whom are in the house all day long M-F. She reads the daily paper, and remembers if I forget to get it for her from the yard every day. She fills her day with feeding herself and eating, reading the daily paper, praying. In the evening, she says evening prayers with EWTN at 7:00pm, then watches a little tv, gets a bath in her new tub 3 days/week with assistance.
About the care needs: My mom will ask the same questions and have the same conversations over and over. She likes talking about my late father. She is very Catholic and a secular Carmelite. She would never try to evangelize, but its something she remembers mostly without hesitation. If they want to engage her, ask her anything about that. She has 5 grown children.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.