We are looking for 2 companions for my aging patents with dementia. They are fiercely independent and can bath and feed themselves, so the care itself is lightweight. BUT are also very forgetful. So it is that time of life they need monitoring.
About the space:
Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley - walking distance to markets (1/2 mile walk to ralphs, gelsons and trader joes), etc and close to all major transportation.
100% drug-free and smoke-free household.
Vegetarian friendly. not required - just be into healthy food generally.
Okay - here is where it gets good... My dad was into planting food-producing plants. There are grapes, tomatoes, lemons, grapefruits, heirloom bananas. Because we are lifetime members of California Rare Fruit Growers association, we have added 2 avocados, 3 oranges, peppers, moringa, a papaya, more bananas, and an ice cream bean tree. and there is potential for more beds and raised beds for seasonal greens.
So we'd like to find someone who would like to spend time in the Garden. And did i mention there is a swimming pool?
There are 2 large unfurnished bedrooms with room for home office in each... there is a shared bathroom between used by these rooms. One room has hardwood floors. The other will have new carpet.
We are offering a free room in exchange for a few hours of care each day. Since we hope to have 2 'helpful' people in house, the hours and responsibilities can be shared and flexible and worked out between the 2 caregivers.
Responsibilities will include: making sure the food in the house is fresh, making sure they eat, making lunch or dinner once in a while, taking them to a weekly Saturday Mass and the supermarket once in a while, keeping the house clean.
Great opportunity for a writer or artist or anyone who works from home.
Lastly, I run a kind of cooperative community in downtown Las Vegas and a huge fan of permaculture. We'd be open to working with whomever lives with my parents in adding more permie aspects to the property: rainwater, greywater, composting, whatever is your passion. let this be a win-win-win for all involved. Please tag anyone you think might be a good fit. We will require a background and credit check and there will be a formal contract.
Thanks for your interest.
Ive read elders assisting elders is the way of the future. You’re parents and your situation sounds very interesting. Best wishes finding a good fit with someone. Great work promoting Permaculture in Las Vegas. I’m fiercely independent too and plan to be camping in desert near there soon lol. Best, Nomadic Permaculture Jeremy.
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