I am looking for a non-smoking live-in caregiver for my mom, in exchange for room and board (including Wi-Fi), and possibly more depending on the person's availability and experience. I also live with my mom but teach school during the day.
My mom has moderate dementia, gets around with a walker, and has other medical conditions controlled as well by her daily medicine. It is important that the person be able to give my mom reminders; change her clothes as needed; do light housecleaning; do some laundry; engage in conversation, mental, and physical activities; and fix her lunch and snacks at least most of the time when I am at school. I teach at Sunnyside High School.
The caregiver will have their own bedroom and bathroom. We would prefer someone who has nursing training and/or experience caring for older adults, especially those with dementia. We prefer someone with a good driving record so that they can transport her (in her car) to activities, like Silver Sneakers fitness classes at the nearby YMCA. We live near Ft. Lowell and Columbus.
I will return to my school job the last week in July. In the meantime, Id like to find someone, check references, and have the person get acquainted with us. Please respond with your experience and availability.