About who needs care: My father has diabetes and suffered from strokes because of it. He is still quick with a quip and likes his TV. His day is scheduled as such:
9:30am: wake up and change his diaper, get him up to eat breakfast
10: take blood sugar level and blood pressure, give my dad his medicine
10:15: should be eating breakfast that caregiver cooked
Noon: light exercise for 15 minutes
12:45: takes a nap
1:45: change diaper and get him to eat lunch
3:45: take him to bed to change diaper and for him to take another nap before leaving at 4 p.m.
About the care needs: The ideal caregiver would be patient because my dad has a strong will and he doesn't always want to follow the schedule. Being able to speak Spanish would be great, but not necessary because my dad is bilingual.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.