Hours: Four hours per day on Monday and Tuesday 10am-2pm and four hours on Thursday from 11am - 3 pm. Additional hours or adjustments to the schedule may be made when the supervisor and caregiver are both in agreement. Position Summary: Personal caregiver services for a 78-year-old man with Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's disease, myasthenia gravis, diabetes and atrial fibrillation. The client lives with his wife but needs help with personal care and housework as outlined below. Responsibilities include: * Providing personal care / assist with ADL's * Performing light housework including vacuuming, dusting, kitchen and bathroom cleaning * Doing laundry, including changing bed linens and bathroom towels and washcloths weekly * Preparing lunch and serving lunch. May need to feed patient if he is having difficulty. Monitor closely for swallowing difficulty. The patient requires a soft, modified diabetic diet - limit concentrated carbohydrates (sugars) but no limitation on calories. * Assist the patient's spouse to prepare/plan dinner following diabetic guidelines * Assist patient's spouse with transporting patient by car to doctor appointments or other outings * Planning a daily walk or other outdoor activity, weather permitting * Providing medication reminders as directed * Assist spouse with pharmacy refills as needed * Providing a weekly summary of care and needs to the patient's spouse AND daughter (supervisor) * Assuring a safe home environment and follow appropriate infection control guidelines. Qualifications: At least two years of experience working with the elderly, with at least two positive work references. Excellent interpersonal skills, including a kind and loving manner Patience, especially with communication Valid driver's license and reliable automobile Satisfactory background check Legal to work in USA Physical Demands: must be able to lift at least 45 lbs and assist with stand and pivot transfers. Patient weight is approximately 160 lbs.
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