Hello I am seeking a part time caregiver for my mother. She had a stroke over a year ago and is slowly progressing, her right side has no mobility, but thankfully she is progressing very slowly in slightly moving her right foot. She is incontinent, transfers well, and has the same daily routine. We need someone to do one or two weekends a month. We like to rotate a few caregivers here and there, we don't want anyone to get burned out, and I understand we all need time off. Monday-Friday we have the same caregiver, if she ever needs off we are also seeking someone to fill in sometimes. We are located In LaGrange. If you are interested I would love to get into more details.
Arrives at 8 a.m. check and change brief, make breakfast ( it's the same daily). She eats in bed and watches tv. Gets morning meds.
Get her up, change, teeth brushed, hair. Sits in either recliner or wheel chair through out day. Watches tv.
Make her lunch, give noon meds. I usually transfer her back and forth between wheel chair or recliner. We don't want her to get soars. I check her brief ever so often and take her back into bed to change her. She would go bank into living room then. Some of the girls will stand her up a few times here and there to keep her blood flowing. We also have a exercise machine that shakes when you set her feet on it for circulation.
She goes to bed at 6:30. She only eats breakfast and lunch.
Before bed she just needs very little assistance with brushing her teeth. Change of clothes and meds.
We have a dishwasher and large washer and dryer, clean up is very minimal. She has a shower you can roll her into when needed.
She loves watching TV, The Price is Right, she loves to see my two dogs (I'm her daughter, I live next door with my husband). Before her stroke she loved her plants, cooking, doing yard work and taking off her family. We as a family are praying and trying to do all we can to get her back on her feet.
No certificates are required, but knowing CPR and how to help someone that is choking is important. Experience in working with a stroke victim is as well.
The home that you will be working in does not have pets.
I live next-door and do have two dogs who sometimes do come over to say hello, but if you are uncomfortable with pets it is no big deal and they will be kept out of sight but if you do like pets they are very cute full of energy and spoiled.