$20 – 35/hr
About who needs care: My mother has some mobility issues related to broken bones over the past several years, most recently a broken shoulder. These injuries limit her ability to reach controls on stove; fasten bra; pull clothes on/off etc. She uses a walker in the house, and requires assistance to go shopping, which she enjoys. In addition, she suffers from macular degeneration and needs hearing aids.
She is very smart and quite impatient. Enjoys crossword puzzles; word games; nature documentaries and movies. She moves quickly and wants to be independent again.
She listens to audio books from Perkins; watches the news; and sits outside on porch on mild sunny days. She has an old mini-daschund, and 3 daughters who live in the area and try to help as much as they can. She enjoys going shopping and was a superb gardener -- she loves having flowers around and visiting the local plant nursery from time to time.
She is English and has traveled a bit. Might enjoy being asked about her travels.
About the care needs: A patient person with sense of humor who can entertain herself when my mother gets sulky or wants to be left alone. (She has lived on her own since 1982.)
It would be great if the caregiver is a reader who is willing to listen to audio books, read crossword puzzle clues, and find acceptable tv shows or movies.
The caregiver needs to help prepare meals.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.