$16 – 25/hr
About who needs care: Has congestive heart failure and back flow on the side of the heart that pumps blood to her lungs so her lungs are gravity fed and she gets dizzy leaning over, gets winded easily, and is very weak. Her heart Dr says "take your lasix and exercise" but she needs coaching for both. She has trouble with recent memories, but does not wander or have other symptoms. She still teaches a few violin/piano lessons and plays chamber music. She does crosswords, reads, and has cats, a bird, and fish.
About the care needs: Must be patient and listen to repeated stories. She's hard of hearing so needs someone with a clear, focused voice & willing to repeat. Somebody who loves pets and music (especially if classical piano or string player) would be ideal. Must be willing to clean cat box daily and bird cage weekly. She never wants to take her diuretic or exercise so they must be firm but friendly and insist she take her meds and coach her to exercise or walk daily. She also likes occasional help with a crossword puzzle.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.