Gale I

Wonderful Help for a Senior to remain at Home so you can keep your independence and your privacy and stay in your own home.

Vancouver, British Columbia
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3510/month

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Elder care in Vancouver, British Columbia

HELP FOR A SENIOR Are you a Senior who wants to stay in your home? You can stay home and be your own boss in your own home instead of paying thousands of $$$ to a seniors’ residence. Do you want to stay in your house but you could use some help? You deserve to feel safe and comfortable in your own home. Maybe you want to keep your independence and your privacy and stay in your own home, but you could use a little support ? I can act as a safety net for you as someone to call on for help and companionship, giving you a balance between good company and privacy. Live in overnight help? but with privacy for both! For only $250 a week I can provide a friendly, reliable over night presence on whom you can rely for help with problem solving, for medium lifting and for warding off the “bumps in the night”. Also you can have some basic weekly chores and errands taken care of, because in exchange, I can reside in the unneeded living space in your basement, where I’m separate, out of the way, but nearby when needed. Each week you can enjoy five hours of basic weekly chores & errands consisting of: ●Weekly grocery shop ●Setting out medications ●Changing the bed ●Morning and evening safety checks ●Laundry ●Dealing with garbage and recycling. More? As I’m not available to you on a 24/7 basis, (because of course I have other professional and personal responsibilities) if you’d like more assistance, we can agree on your choice of additional services for a $20 - $35 hourly rate. I may be able to help you with: … … Driving: I am happy to drive you wherever you want to go and be with you, or wait to take you home, providing friendly, calm company for: ●Personal shopping & errands ●Adult Day Programs ●Grocery shopping & putting away ●Swimming pool or exercise class ●Medical or Dental appointments ●Social event accompaniment Cancer clinic, Dialysis, Cardio clinic ●Lunch, dinner, or the tea room ●Visits to nearby or faraway friends ●Library galleries, lectures, movies or picking up your friend and . . . ? ●Vet visit / Dog park or Dog beach ●Car trips on the ferry ●Adventures of your choice . ●I’m experienced with guiding the blind and vision impaired. ●There’s plenty of room for walkers, beach chairs, sun canopy or dog crates in my clean, comfortable, 5 star safety rated vehicle. Additional Services: What else would YOU like? ●Companionship or errands ●Reading aloud or writing ●Support to do light exercising ●Massage of neck, back, hands, arms, scalp. ●Pet care, walking, grooming, shots. ●Help with skyping, texting, or emailing. ●Help stocking up the kitchen for yummy nutritious easy meals. ●Ordinary problem solving and ‘special’ problem solving with discretion Additional Help and Companionship I can help with: reading, writing letters and correspondence, pick ups from post office, medication reminders, arrange appointments, maintain calendar, sometimes simple meal preparation and clean up, accompany to lunch, dinner, the tea room or the pub, help entertaining friends, meetings and sporting events, support for exercising, whether it be walking, exercise class or exercising at home, overseeing service repair people, gardening, preparing future meals, setting up disaster preparation. . . whatever we agree upon . . .  For quick response Please email me ...@gmail.com Or ph--... to text or leave voicemail  Gale OVER >> Companionship travel support, library, art gallery, lectures, plays, movies. Social event accompaniment. Visiting old haunts. Playing favourite movies, sorting photos. Trying something new! Help downsizing. Maybe you’re in transition or maybe you just want to downsize so you can feel lighter and freer and more in control. I can help with: sorting, culling, separating personal treasures from ‘should keeps’ and finding satisfying homes for whatever you can’t or don’t want to keep. Packing, shipping, storing for eventual destinations. (And no, I’m NOT looking to acquire your goodies because I’ve just cleared out twenty years of stuff from my own five bedroom home in Kerrisdale and still have way too much in storage. So yes, I can help you get rid of things but I’m really not looking to collect more for myself.) . I regret I cannot offer Alzheimer’s or dementia care although confusion or memory problems are not necessarily caused by dementia and can be affected by diet, exercise, sleep, medications, loneliness, anxiety and depression. Let’s get out, get moving, get laughing, blow out the cobwebs, and not take it all so seriously. . Friendly intelligent help is offered with humour, discretion, acceptance and respect, by English Canadian baby boomer. I take my vitamins so I’m physically and emotionally healthy with no smoking, no drinking, no , gambling, or bad relationships. And no ‘DRAMA’. But I do like laughter, music, and animals. ♪ ♪ I have: ● Clean driver’s license ●First aid certificate ●Relaxation Massage certificate and had ●community care facilities licenses ● (included background & criminal checks) My background includes: ●parenting 3 kids, ●(husband was physician, deceased), ●selling Westside real estate, ●environmental education, ●running licensed daycares, And ●corporate and residential massage programs. ●I had a mum with Alzheimer’s and a child with autism. Who am I? reliable, long time local resident, professional, clever, competent, humble  English extraction. Having been a home owner and landlord, I’m drain conscious, fire conscious, freezing and flooding conscious. I enjoy good music, movies and books, animals and aquariums, being outside or being cosy inside. I like helping people do what they want with practicalities and pampering. I’m very aware of fitness & nutrition but believe that grownup people have a right to their own preferences. I love the woods, and the beach and my dumbbells (and I’m happy to share). I love old music, my parents’ old values, and positive work. Why ‘Home Sharing’? I like to be useful and I love the idea of helping each other. Ideally we can minimize the difficult things and multiply the joys and create a mutually beneficial, mutually enjoyable situation together. I want to help make life your life happy. Years ago we created a similar situation for my mum and it helped her stay in her home. As for me, my finances are tied into the forest industry, and you can imagine how devastating that has been over the last few years, so I’d like to eliminate some of my expenses while forestry recovers and I rebuild my financial base. What I’m looking for. (when I’m not helping you) I want a quiet calm place to sleep, work on my computer, and do yoga or some other kind of exercise. I require private entrance and bathroom and capability to lock my private space where I can keep my work and some belongings. I need nearby parking for my car and decent lighting to get to my doorway. Non smoking house please, preferably non drinking or at most, occasional or ‘drink with dinner’ alcohol use. And no ‘recreational’ drug use. I’m not a party person and do very little socializing although my daughter visits frequently and she is also non smoking and non drinking. I now have no animals. … I eat very simply, leaning toward vegetarian, vegan and whole foods, so it works best if we eat separately. If you feel that our situations might be a match, please phone me and if I’m unable to answer immediately, please leave me a message so that I may get back to you. Who knows, this could be a lovely meeting of minds or just a lovely practical solution. For quick response Please email me ...@gmail.com Or ph--... to text or leave voicemail I look forward to speaking with you, Gale


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