$20 – 30/hr
About who needs care: Mom wants to be as active as she can, but mobility limited by back and knee pain, as well as vision.
She has been active in the community for more than 45 years and wants to still take part. Loves shopping, keeping up with her grandkids and great grandkids birthday cards, cultivating butterflies in her garden, and eating a good hamburger! Needs a little help getting started for the day but usually can direct what she needs. Struggles a little with electronics. Needs help with anything that needs bending or prolonged standing. Ideal person would be able to help out with dressing, shower safety, some grooming, meal prep, dishes, reading mail, medication reminders, driving to shopping, appointments, etc.
About the care needs: Friendly, patient, helpful, reliable, positive happy calming person, also needs to be flexible but mom responds best to stable routines, best if anticipate needs so can lay things out ahead. Help her be as independent as possible but patiently being there for safety. Good healthy stimulating conversation (not too political), read the weekly paper to her; she would love a good reader to read books to her (she is teacher by profession), or help with audible books. Needs to be able to help her with electronics (phone, remote, , etc). Has a medication dispensing machine but sometimes needs help getting meds. Needs to be safe driver (can drive her car). She wants her kitchen kept clean so organized person is best.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.