About who needs care: Underlying conditions: Asthma, high blood pressure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alzheimer's, and Arthritis
Hobbies: Listening to music, coloring, watching national geographies, looking at magazines, cognitive activities in Spanish
Ideal day: Wake-up at 8:30 am, get ready for the day, breakfast around 9:30 am, activity #1 (watch daily catholic mass online), 30 min nap with soothing music in the background, snack #1 around 11 am, assisted walk outside using a wheelchair (30 mins), lunch around 1/1:30 pm, activity #2 (matching flashcards), 30 min nap, snack #2 around 3 pm, activity #3 (numbers and counting flashcards), dinner around 5 pm, rest in the living room while listening to music while coloring, then engages in conversation. No liquids or food past 6 p.m. Prepare for bed at 7:30 p.m. bedtime at 8:30 p.m.
About the care needs: Personality type: Kind, willingness, empathetic, attentive to detail, responsible, loving, organized, clean, reliable, action-oriented, helpful, wise, open-minded, receptive to feedback, accommodating, positive, and joyful. Also, that communicates well, and who has social skills. Catholic or Christian would be ideal.
Specialized skills: Experience with Alzheimers, Asthma, or COPD patients is a plus.
Specific hobbies/interests: Arts and crafts, reading, cooking, cleaning, social skills, and exercise/meditation
Preferably bilingual caregiver.
Services needed include: companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.