Dad is 95 and has been hospitalized for 5 days with heart failure and pulmonary issues. So far he has not been able to get out of bed to walk even with assistance. He needs PT coaching to try to walk again. Baseline is my sister and I (who live with him) assist him to toilet together with gait belt and walker. Hospital has agreed to move him to their rehab floor for 7 days. During this time we will be Looking for an in home caregiver who can care for him IF he is bedridden (assuming PT may not work). Simultaneously we are researching skilled nursing facilities but this option scares us fearing he will not get the PT attention he needs to come back home. My question is what terminology do I use when looking for a caregiver with skills to lift him to chair/ to toilet, attend to incontinence issues, turn him every two hours if he is bedridden at home? Is it just ‘non ambulatory’ or is there something else that I should be communicating to caregiver service companies? Calling these companies is truly exhausting.