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Hands-on Care Needed For My Mother - My MIL lives in a Retiremen...

Part Time $17 – 33/hr Starts 02/01 Durham, NC
About who needs care: My MIL lives in a Retirement community and has scheduled physical and occupational therapy at home appts each week. She is able to ambulate with her walker but needs assistance getting up. She needs her meals picked up from the on site dining room. needs assistance with getting out of bed, out of recliner with lift assist and off commode. She is mentally pretty sharp for being 97 and still does crossword puzzles. She mostly watches TV and dozes off throughout the day in her recliner. The hope is she will regain strength to transfer and no longer need 24/7 supervision. Her daughter is with her overnight. She is a very sweet lady who was a kindergarten teacher. She has traveled the world and is interested in art, history, current events. She has no underlying health issues aside from mild COPD for which she has 2 daily inhalers. She lived relatively independently until her move to Durham from Texas in January 2023. About the care needs: An ideal caregiver for my MIL would be physically able to assist her getting up from her recliner, her hospital bed and off the commode. She wears a gait belt to assist lifting her, she weighs 134lbs and is gradually getting stronger. Her caregiver needs to be patient, kind, have a positive sunny disposition. My MIL is very sweet and easy going, a bit shy and appreciative of any kindness. She needs someone she can count on to show up when they say they are going to be there. Given her shy nature she needs someone who engages her in conversation but isn't overly chatty or loud. She rests quietly a good portion of the day. Services needed include: mobility assistance.
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