LIVE IN Companion wanted for elderly lady in the South Mayo area. Based 10 miles outside Castlebar.
We're looking for a live-in companion for our 84 year old mother who is mobile and bright and able to dress and feed herself, but her short term memory is failing. Duties include administering morning and evening medicine, cooking meals and light housework. We already have someone who comes in the morning and at lunch time to assist with breakfast, lunch and personal care/bathing.
Personality-wise, we're looking for a kind, patient, trustworthy, caring person with a good sense of humour to be a companion for our mother and keep her company throughout the day. Someone with a 'can do' attitude and a bit of initiative would be ideal. Someone to chat with, watch TV with, answer the phone and accompany her on short journeys to family, appointments or shops. She still drives when accompanied but if you can drive and have a driving licence, we can have you insured in her car. This job will not suit someone looking to be a full-time carer to a bed-bound or immobile person as our mother is keen to be as independent as possible.
Her grown up children and their families all live nearby so there's always someone on hand to help, as necessary. We live in the countryside in a quiet, peaceful location so you would need to be comfortable with living in a rural location. We are 5km from the nearest village.
Own double room, WiFi and multi channel TV in the house. 5 days/nights per week.
* Ability to work legally in Ireland is necessary. References and Garda/Police check will also be required.*
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