$18 – 30/hr
Severna Park, MD
About who needs care: I have been caring for my sister for about a year in my home. She has a developmental disability, a speech impediment, and some forgetfulness. She also has a bad back and irritable bowel. I am looking for regular respite care, maybe one long weekend (4 days) per month. She needs help taking meds. She likes shopping and eating out, but is limited in how far she can walk. She uses a cpap machine at night and needs help getting that situated.
About the care needs: J would rather be treated as a companion or buddy instead of a patient. Someone who is friendly and enjoys going out with her, but also able to be content at home with her. She enjoys simple games like Solitaire and Uno, and some old time TV shows like Andy Griffith or the Waltons. Also patience would be an important quality.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.