About who needs care: Andrew is 25-year-old adult with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He is a brilliant person with a physical disability that affects his muscles, so he cannot walk and requires help with adjusting himself. He loves to play video games and to draw so he is quite easy to care for. My dad is retired and has cancer and my mom is a teacher. I'm his older sister (26) and have been caring for him the last few years. I really need to be able to focus on my own career, and finding someone who has the availability and compassion for my brother has been difficult. We just need someone kind and patient who is willing to help by cooking for him and helping him to the bathroom. He is incredibly sweet and ultimately just wants a good friend (who plays games with him too!)
About the care needs: Patient, compassionate, kind, understanding, and selfless. They need to be comfortable with helping him to the bathroom, with using a hoyer lift, and it is vital to be gentle with him. It would be amazing if they liked cooking, video gaming, drawing, painting, and playing board games too. Andrew loves history as well and would love someone he could talk about that stuff with. Right now he really likes Skyrim. I would hope we could find someone who could be Andrews friend, and help me and my family find some freedom without making my brother feel like a burden.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.