Kim Q

LIVE IN Senior Caregiver needed in RR, TX!

Round Rock, Texas
Last seen 5 days ago

1 year experience

1271/month

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Elder care Job in Round Rock, Texas

JOB DESCRIPTION
I am looking for TWO competent & professional caregivers, with at least one year of previous experience. The first position is a live-in caregiver (LIC) which can often be a demanding job as you will have to be available some days & most evenings “on-call” in case of emergency. The second position open is for a 2nd part-time caregiver (PT2). (****Note: these positions are an addition to another part-time caregiver we already have (PT1). So there will be 3 caregivers total to allow the live-in caregiver to have scheduled time off. Sometimes it takes a village!! See below for the scheduling needs for each position- pay close attention to abbreviations listed above.****) The clients are my elderly Mother & Father. The ideal candidates will be patient, compassionate, and friendly with excellent communication skills. You should be able to follow instructions and perform a variety of tasks.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLIENT'S CURRENT HEALTH:
Mother – 79 yr old, homemaker
 Alzheimer’s – Stage 4, more short term memory loss
 Osteoarthritis in hands & knees – requires walking cane for mobility
 Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca -Severe dry eye, doesn’t produce tears
 Vit D Deficiency
 Hearing loss
 Other underlying comorbidities

Father – 84 yr old, retired military
 Diabetes – Type II
 COPD (smoked for over 20 years)
 Chronic Pain – 5 herniated discs in back
 Severe vision loss (over 50%) – cataracts, blepharitis, glaucoma
 Hearing loss
 Requires a walker for mobility
 Incontinence, wears diapers daily
 “Bed Sores” – on bottom from limited mobility

CAREGIVER SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
Required:
 1-3 years’ experience as a caregiver – references will be checked
 Excellent knowledge of emergency response and first aid (CPR)
 Must agree to submit to a background & drivers record check.
 Must have own reliable transportation- (mileage reimbursed at $.56/mile at end of month)
 Ability to lift 180 lbs with gait belt (fall risks)
 Non-Smoker
 Strong ethics
 Good time management skills
 Respectful and compassionate
 Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
 Empathy and the ability to care for the client's social, emotional, physical and mental health
 Ability to multi-task, be flexible and organized
 Ability to remain calm and handle any emergencies that may arise
 Exceptionally patient, good at listening and responding to their needs

Preferred:
 High school degree or equivalent
 Course work or certification in caregiving or nursing assistance
 Current certificate in CPR/AED and First Aid
 Trained in specialized areas of care, for example, dementia or Alzheimer's disease

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 Assist clients with ambulation and mobility around the house or outside (doctor’s appointments, walks etc.) - father uses walker / mother uses cane
 Assist in planning and prepare meals, followed by clean-up
 Monitor food expiration dates, make future meals
 Make beds and change linens, as needed
 Perform light housekeeping duties that clients can’t complete on their own such as vacuuming, dusting
 Assist with bathing, dressing and grooming (father only)
 Take out garbage
 Run errands (pickup prescriptions, grocery shopping)
 Help clients with physical therapy exercises – home health is visiting my father weekly
 Provide medication reminders
 Escort on appointments (hair salon, physical therapy, etc.)
 Maintain calendar and organize mail
 Companionship
 Record daily care notes, if needed, to be shared with other part-time caregiver & Daughter
 Report any significant client changes to the Daughter

CAREGIVER COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

Live-In Caregiver (LIC) = 20.5 hrs total per week while clients awake; **must be available on-call for emergencies during sleeping hours
 Semi-Monthly Payroll (salaried rate- paid via direct deposit on the 5th & 20th)
 Private room furnished with cable TV & Roku w/ Netflix & Hulu account ~ please feel free to bring your own furniture/décor to make it feel like home!
 Utilities included (washer/dryer/dishwasher available for use).
 Groceries included.
 Mileage reimbursed at $.56 per mile

Part-time Caregiver 2 (PT2) = 13 hrs total weekly
 Semi-Monthly Payroll (salaried rate- paid via direct deposit on the 5th & 20th)
 Mileage reimbursed at $.56 per mile

No PTO provided – Time off is unpaid but approved with 2 weeks advance notification.
Do receive the following paid holidays/time off below:
 New Years Day
 Independence Day
 Thanksgiving Day
 Christmas Eve
 Christmas Day

CAREGIVING ROTATION SCHEDULE (there are 3 caregivers total - you are applying for the "LIC" or
'PT2" position)

SATURDAY:
o OFF DAY- LIC must be available “on call” between 12:00am-10:00am – (10hrs) very rare occasion that assistance is needed.
o 10:00am-10:00pm – 10hrs 2 hr break (PT2)

SUNDAY:
o LIC must be available “on call” between 12:00am-9:30am – (9.5hrs) very rare occasion that assistance is needed.
o 9:30am-11:00am – 1.5hrs (LIC)
o 12:00/30pm-4:00/5:00pm – 4-5.5hrs **Kim (daughter) will come weekly on Sundays
o 8:30pm-10:30pm – 2hrs (LIC)

MONDAY:
o LIC must be available “on call” between 12:00am-9:30am – (9.5hrs) very rare occasion that assistance is needed.
o 9:30am-12:30pm – 3hrs (LIC)
o 2:00pm-7:00pm – 5hrs (PT1)
o 8:30pm-10:30pm – 2hrs (LIC)

TUESDAY:
o OFF DAY- LIC must be available “on call” between 12:00am-10:00am – (10hrs) very rare occasion that assistance is needed.
o 10:00am-6:00pm – 7hrs 1 hr break (PT1)
o 7:00pm-10:00pm – 3hrs (PT2)

WEDNESDAY:
o LIC must be available “on call” between 12:00am-10:00am – (10hrs) very rare occasion that assistance is needed.
o 10:00am-1:00pm – 3hrs (LIC)
o 2:00pm-7:00pm – 5hrs (PT1)
o 8:30pm-10:30pm – 2hrs (LIC)

THURSDAY:
o LIC must be available “on call” between 12:00am-10:00am – (10hrs) very rare occasion that assistance is needed.
o 10:00am-6:00pm – 7hrs 1 hr break (PT1)
o 8:30pm-10:30pm – 2hrs (LIC)

FRIDAY:
o LIC must be available “on call” between 12:00am-9:30am – (9.5hrs) very rare occasion that assistance is needed.
o 9:30am-12:30pm – 3hrs (LIC)
o 2:00pm-7:00pm – 5hrs (Trisha PT1)
o 8:30pm-10:30pm – 2hrs (LIC)

SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY - PLEASE APPLY! :) Thank you for your consideration!


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Services Needed

Personal care

Personal care


Dementia care

Dementia care


Mental health disability

Mental health disability


Transportation

Transportation


Companion

Companion


Home care

Home care


Your responsibilities will include:

Has own vehicle

Has own vehicle

Bathing

Bathing

Bowel care

Bowel care

Dressing & wounds

Dressing & wounds

Administer medication

Administer medication

Housekeeping

Housekeeping

Laundry

Laundry

Meal preparation

Meal preparation

Groceries

Groceries

Errands

Errands


Required Qualifications

Background check

Background check

Close to transit

Close to transit

Drivers license

Drivers license

You can speak:

English

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