My father is 90 years old. He suffers from congestive heart failure. He uses a walker but would need someone by his side constantly when walking. He needs help with showers, going to the washroom and getting prepared for bed.
My mother has been the main caregiver since this COVID. She is 85 and has her own aliments. She is very mobile and does all their cooking.
When not helping my dad in the morning, there could be tasks to help my mother.
Example, dishes, folding laundry a listening ear.
Back ground check is required.
To care for my father, a 59-year-old diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus. A chronic brain disorder that impairs memory, focus, attention.
Requires about 15-20 hours/week spread out through 5-7 days.
Requires help in the morning to ensure he takes a bath properly, eats breakfast and takes medication, changes clothes, help change bedsheets if they are soiled.
Supervising the individual while he completes his tasks independently.
Assisting only when the need arises, encouraging the individual to complete tasks independently.
Accompanying the individual for walks outside, when feasible.
We are looking for a responsible individual to help my father, who lives on the Plateau Mont-Royal. He has recently lost most mobility and autonomy, and has lost almost all use of his legs. As a result, he sometimes requires assistance to move from his bed to his wheelchair, into the shower, etc. As this is still quite fresh, we are open to discuss terms and scheduling. Ideally, we would like someone to be able to help him in the mornings to prepare for the day (shower, food, getting dressed), get into the adaptive transport vehicle, and get ready in the evenings. We are looking at different shifts, so not necessarily just one person to handle all. Currently, we are looking for someone for weekday mornings and nights, and from Friday evening to Monday morning. Possibility to sleep over on the weekends. He has an electric wheelchair in his home, and a manual one for when he goes to his dialysis treatments, three times a week. On Fridays, we ask that he be accompanied to the hospital in the adaptive transport, and back home afterwards (safe, not through the Emergency ward). He speaks English and French. Thank you in advance.