FEATURED JOB OPENING: Live in Caregivers - Washington DC

FEATURED JOB OPENING: Live in Caregivers - Washington DC

Posted: 12/4/2019 - 11:54 am

Job Description: Caregiving Domestic Couple – Full Time



$120,000-$140,000 DOE

Benefits negotiable


Location: District of Columbia  


Schedule: Full-Time/year-round position. 6 days/week with flexibility to work nights, weekends and holidays as required. Some overseas travel with travel and accommodations provided.


Accommodations: Live-Out/Live-In. Couple has their own apartment in DC next door to employers. When in Baltimore County residence accommodations will be in the home. 



A wonderful couple in their late 80’s is seeking a Caregiving couple with companion and administrative experience. Candidates must be CPR trained and CNA certification is desired. The Candidate couple demonstrates skills in all aspects of household management including cleanliness, housekeeping, light cooking, maintaining schedules and calendar appointments using Outlook, and regular communication with the family. Additionally, they also need to demonstrate compassion and care through duties that include sharing concerns and observations at doctor appointments and asking relevant medical questions, ensuring routine, light exercise and medicines are taken, general companionship is provided, personal hygiene needs are met through bathing and dressing, toileting and incontinence care if required. Must be able to help transfer from chair or bed. 


The Client prefers someone with senior care experience who will put the well-being of the couple first and communicate thoughtfully and regularly with the family. Qualities of attentiveness, patience, compassion, and trustworthiness are essential.


Homemaker Duties:

•           Laundry and light housekeeping

•           Meal preparation-light cooking or take them out to restaurants

•           Driving for errands, shopping, doctor appointments, social visits, etc. to and from Baltimore/DC

•           Recycling and trash removal

•           Make beds

•           Clean dishes

•           Organize the home as required

•           Assist with packing and unpacking 


Administrative Duties:

•           Maintain up-to-date contacts and calendar in Outlook

•           Create calendar appointments for doctors, travel itineraries on a family shared calendar

•           Gather notes from out of country/French doctors prior to all medical appointments

•           Track important expiration dates of documentation such as passports

•           Make travel arrangements including wheelchairs at airports, ground transportation, lodging

•           Send “weekly review” to family members including plans for the next four weeks

•           Ensure up-to-date hardware and software licenses/subscriptions of all technology-mobile phones, laptops, computers, printers/scanners





Companion/Caregiver Duties:

•           Speak with doctors and share concerns/observations during appointments

•           Ensure medications are administered and taken

•           Personal hygiene including bathing and dressing

•           Toileting and incontinence care if required

•           Transfer to bed or chair when needed



Key Success Factors/Fit:

•           Attentiveness

•           Excellent communication skills

•           Professional etiquette 

•           Compassionate and trustworthy

•           Must have clean driver’s license

•           Non-smokers

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