$18 – 30/hr
About who needs care: My father is 82. He is used to living independently and has difficulty feeling incapable. He is used to preparing his own meals and would still like to cook. He is unable to clean his house effectively and recently fractured his hip. He also has difficulty making it to the bathroom and uses a catheter at night. He would need assistance with making meals, cleaning the house, and some tasks related to technology. He also needs someone who is able to assist whenever there is an emergency. I live nearby and can assist with some things, but if he falls in the middle of the night I would not be able to help him. I believe he also needs someone available to keep him company.
About the care needs: I think he responds better to men than women. Someone used to working with their hands with a patient and humorous disposition would be best. If this person had an interest in cooking or watching MSNBC that would fit with him. He worked in grocery stores for 40-50 years; I'm not sure if that helps finding the right personality.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.