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LIVE IN CARER

POW535671(LK)
800 - 870 per week
Contract
154 - 308 / per week - Full-Time
MEIFOD ,
MEIFOD

Job Description – Live-in, self employed carer

About Myself / Us

Elderly couple living in a rural area near Meifod; 83-yr old lady who has dementia and her 90 yr old husband.  Dad was main carer for Mum until recently; he has chronic leukemia so is becoming more frail and unable to care / tend to her anymore.  She is fairly happy and content, but sometimes gets anxious and asks about going home.  Distraction techniques are good to help with this; chatting about other things or helping to do her other hobbies. Mum used to be an occupational therapist, and she often talks of her childhood in Liverpool.  She used to paint watercolours and now gets a lot of enjoyment from painting simple pre-drawn pictures.  They also enjoy jigsaw puzzles which occupies Mum well.  She is quite deaf but has hearing aids, occasionally we have to write things down for her.   Short trips out are also a good option to distract her.   She has got to the stage where she needs help / prompts to wash and when getting dressed.  She likes her privacy and independence, but with time and a good rapport, will accept help.

Dad likes to fix cars, so there is often a project on the go.  He is fairly independent and only needs occasional additional support himself.

 

Days and Hours of work

Work a number of weeks on / off with another carer; to be agreed

Take 2 hr break each afternoon. 

 

Mid to long term arrangement to provide consistency for the couple.

 

Tasks and Duties 

  • To mainly assist 83-yr old lady who has dementia, in all daily activities including personal care and companionship,
  • Help with meal preparation for the couple; cook evening meal.
  • Once circumstances allow, accompany to social activities.
  • Assist wife of the couple and distract/care/chat/take out as required, ad constructive support of her hobbies and activities.
  • Assist with personal care/bathing etc where she allows – gain trust to help this. She sleeps well, unusual to have to get up in night.
  • Allow husband respite from her questions, and allow him to have his independent time from her.
  • House duties – preparation of meals, light housework, laundry etc, ad hoc shopping (main shopping delivered once a week).

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Driver preferred due to rural location, own transport not essential as there is a car at the house.
  • Experience of clients with dementia
  • Practical nature – bringing in logs for fire etc.
  • Adaptable/flexible.
  • A person who respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home
  • Reliable
  • Honest and Trustworthy
  • With vision and ability to work unsupervised and sensibly, using their own initiative
  • Who have a positive commitment to this kind of work
  • Who have friendly, gentle and easy-going manners

 

Rate of Pay

£800 - £870 per Week - SELF EMPLOYED BASIS

 

TRAINING

Basic first aid

Experience of clients with dementia

 

About The job

Self-employed carer required

Work a number of weeks on/off with another carer; to be agreed

Take 2 hr break each afternoon.  Wifi available.  Meals and food included.  Any very specific dietary requirements to be purchased by carer.

Enhanced DBS required (which can be obtained at no cost to yourself); own PL insurance required

 

To apply:

Apply on line – in Google search engine specifically, precisely enter POW535671(LK)

Please request an application form via our registered email address ilspowys@peopleplus.co.uk or call 0330 123 2815 quoting the reference number POW535671(LK)

Please note that this advert has been placed on behalf of one of our customers. Should your application be successful, you will enter into an arrangement with the client, your services will be purchased directly by the customer and not PeoplePlus.