Experience Live-in Carer urgently needed for Dementia lady Patient

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ID: 435 Published: 5th March 2017 2:24 pm

 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk


Live-In Carer, Housekeeper & Companion with experience/ knowledge of dementia

We are three sisters looking for an experienced, mature and capable person to care for our mother in rural Suffolk. This is job share, we have a one week on, two week off cycle.

Our mother is an active 72 year old with a fun personality whom has mixed Dementia and is the advanced stages. She enjoys being busy and hence we need someone who likes to fill the day with activities and tasks. She is mobile but requires help with all personal care and needs help dressing, washing and eating. She has a fun personality and likes a giggle but the dementia affects her moods and she can be challenging and very insistent about certain things and sometimes tasks like standing up or getting dressed can take a little time. Hence you need to have excellent coping mechanisms under sometimes quite stressful conditions- eg being asked the same questions over and over again.

The accommodation is own bedroom and own bathroom within my mother’s house. The house is a pretty 15th Century thatched cottage overlooking fields in rural Suffolk. We also have a very old but agile black cat. It is a very rural location so you must be happy to live in a small village which is 15 minutes drive from the nearest town.

References will be required.

Duties

• All washing and ironing for my mother
• Food shopping for our mother
• Cooking & preparing 3 meals a day
• All washing up and loading dishwasher
• Feeding and caring for the cat
• Supervising all medication and ensuring that my mother is encouraged to take it at correct times.
• Dealing with any other small emergencies at the house

Hours of work
7 days per week- normally Sunday 3pm to Saturday 3pm, every third week (The job is shared with two other carers to allow for time off between weekly shifts). You will be relieved 2 afternoons a week for a break.

Essential Requirements

• Experience of working with Dementia
• Fun out-going personality with good sense of humour
• Must be able to drive and have car (will be reimbursed for mileage)
• Must be robust physically and mentally and able to remain calm under pressure
• Excellent cook with wide range of recipes

Salary
£100/Day- all food and accommodation provided.

Position available immediately. Please email me your CV, or drop me an email with any questions you have about the role.

If you think you are qualified for this post please call Suzie on 07789070505


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