About who needs care: My sister lacks cognitive thinking skills, a result of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, severe thiamine deficiency. Does not cook, does not drive, does not answer the telephone, does not change batteries. Is able to take care of her personal needs - bathing, clothing, eating, simple household chores. Walks to pay bills on time.
About the care needs: My sister does not like change to her routine, but is generally happy and healthy. She does things her way, like using a broom to rake leaves on her driveway. She has trouble understanding and processing a lot of new information. She mostly watches TV. Although she doesn't proactively do hobbies, she is usually open to cooking together or doing shopping or lunch together once she knows and trusts someone. We need someone to check on her once / week, make sure the furnace, tv, internet, hot water, and coffee maker are all working, weigh her to make sure she is maintaining weight, help clean out old food from refrigerator/freezer and pick-up and deliver her groceries that I order . Totally flexible schedule, can be any day/time once per week visit, every other week pick up groceries and deliver. I can order from any supermarket or have deliver 6 blocks from her house.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, and light housekeeping.