FEATURED JOB OPENING: Caretakers for an Elderly Woman - Las Vegas, NM

FEATURED JOB OPENING: Caretakers for an Elderly Woman - Las Vegas, NM

Posted: 2/22/2018 - 1:03 pm

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We are searching for that special couple (or single person) to care for an amazing woman (who happens to be our mother) to work 5 days/week, including weekends. The start date for this position is April 1, 2018. She is intelligent, witty, caring and generous. She does have a strong personality (and can be blunt, at times). Compatibility and companionship are of the utmost importance in this relationship. Her 90th birthday will be celebrated in April. We live on a beautiful ranch located in north eastern New Mexico.

Our mother loves to watch news and sports (golf and football are her favorites) and enjoys a glass (or two) of wine in the evenings. It would be a big plus if you enjoy current events and sports as well, and, more importantly, to converse with her about them. Our mother treaures her relationships with her family, friends, caregivers and her doggies (she has two). Although she uses a cane and her mobility is limited, her main needs are:preparing and cleaning up after meals, assisting with her medications, assisting her with her walking, and driving her to and from appointments.

THE IDEAL COUPLE (PERSON) MUST:

Have a sense of humor, common sense and patience-- (resiliency is essential)

Not have children with them (but a dog would be welcomed)

Be enthused about coming to live on a 6000 acre ranch located in the mountains of north eastern NM. The nearest town of any size is Las Vegas, New Mexico (located about 30 miles from the ranch.)

Be physically fit and able to support a 180 lb. lady, if necessary.

Be CPR certified  within 30 days of start date.

Possess a valid drivers licence with insurance, be a safe driver (she provides the vehicle), and have a clean driving record.

Be willing to permit a background check.

Provide quality references that reflect elder cae experience.

Have knowledge about C.O.P.D.,which she occasionally suffes from. 

Be flexible about occasionally working later hours, substituting days off, and working some holidays.  

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Management of medicaions and oxygen

Cooking and cleaning up after three meals a day

Light housekeeping (she has a housekeeper help twice per week)

Fixing tasty meals (she is a great cook and enjoys sharing family recipes)

Occasional help with dressing/bathing

Driving to town (Las Vegas, NM) once a week

Driving to Santa Fe or Albuquerque about once per month to attend doctors visits or to visit friends and family.

Grocery shopping and running errands.

Keeping cleaning supplies, toiletries, and food organized and well-stocked

IF A COUPLE IS HIRED, THE DUTIES WOULD INCLUDE:

Plant and maintain flower and vegetable gardens and lawn

Outdoor yard work to include mowing the lawn, trimming trees, weeding and watering

Occasional handyman skills

Occasional errands

Feeding and walking the dogs twice a day

COMPENSATION

Salary based on experience and skill set (paid twice a month with 2 weeks of paid vacation) 

Housing: a 70 foot trailer home (3 bedrooms, 1 and !/2 baths) is provided for you to live on site. In additon, cable, electricity, gas, and water are paid.

 

 

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