Personal AssistantCarer St Ives CAmbridge TM0003 job in Saint Ives at Purple

Personal Assistant/Carer - St Ives CAmbridge (TM/0003)

Company: Purple

Location: St. Ives UK

Date Posted:Nov 24, 2017

About meMy name is Peter. I have a brain injury that has left me with symptoms very similar to those of people suffering from Alzheimers or Dementia. I have no memory of my personal life and this leads to my asking repeated questions.I am 84 years old and am a fairly placid, even tempered man. I get confused and forgetful and I like a steady quiet routine. I do not like lots of loud noise. You will need to talk clearly to me.Hours and rate of payVarious shifts are currently available which can be completed by more than one applicant; please state your availability on your application and specify the shifts you are able to complete. Available shifts-Waking nights: Four x 10 hour waking night shifts Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00pm to 7.00amDay shifts: Three x 5 hour shifts Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am to 15.00pm    £ to be discussed.  Extra hours may be available if you require.What you would be doing…Day shifts: You will be helping me during the day – keeping me company, chatting, playing games or any activities that make my day a bit different. Sometimes out for a walk (in wheelchair or on mobility scooter), lunch out or even just to feed the ducks. There may be an element of personal care if I have a toilet accident. If we do not go out due to weather then you will give me my lunch. You may be required to give me medications. The timings and days can be flexible if required.   Waking night shifts: You will be looking after me during the night – keeping me company, chatting, playing games or any activities that make my evening a bit different. There will be an element of personal care if I have a toilet accident and before bed.  You will be required to give me medications. I wake between 2-5 times per week.  The timings and nights can be flexible if required.  The person I would like…Will be kind, caring, calm and patient, experience of caring for people who have Alzheimers and/or Dementia. You will stay calm when I repeatedly ask the same questions. Also if I get frustrated or angry you will be the sort of person that can jolly me up and get me smiling and laughing again. Additional information…My family will expect that you will become friends and be treated as part of the family. My daughter will interview. View full job description
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