This is a direct role for a new live-in carer to provide assistance to an elderly woman in her home in Bromley.
The lady has had dementia for seven years. She has a cheerful personality and is generally an easy person to look after. She is recovering from a recent hospital stay and is in the process of regaining her mobility. There is a great opportunity for you to build a long, warm relationship.
Duties will include support with all aspects of her daily living such as helping her to wash, dress and undress, toileting, bathing, prompting medication, meal preparation, cleaning and housekeeping. You will have the main responsibility for the care and running of the house. You will be working directly with the client’s family who will be happy to support you. You will usually be on your own with her in the house, so previous live-in dementia care or nursing experience is essential.
This role is shared between two carers and we would expect you to work three weeks on, three weeks off, depending on your circumstances, but this is negotiable.
You MUST be currently eligible to work in the UK, be of good character, well presented, fit and active. You must also be kind, patient and prepared to respect and fit in with her lifestyle. You need to be organised and able to work alone and on your own initiative.
As a live-in carer you will need, as a minimum, previous experience in the care of dementia patients and the ability to run a home.