CAREGIVER/COMPANION/HOUSEKEEPER/DRIVER - LIVE IN
NOTE: This post is on the Hawaiian island of Maui and seemingly not being directly affected by the current volcanic eruptions occurring on the Big Island of Hawaii.
LIVE-IN, ON-CALL CAREGIVER/DRIVER/HOUSEKEEPER
This position requires a true medical minded Companion and Caregiver for an unwell lady suffering from severe head injuries which bring about seizures. Within these seizure episodes are immediate medical needs which require medical attention along with heightened anxiety and nervousness. Based upon a comfort level she wants to be in the familiar surroundings of her home. Additional support staff rotate their involvement within the household; a visiting chef to prepare healthy meals, a team of visiting cleaners for deep cleaning care, and access to a visiting Nurse for when extra care is necessary. This is a difficult position as you will need to have a comfort level of caring for someone who really is not feeling well 80% of the time.
Along with being empathetic you will need to keep tidy and clean up, serve the meals that have been made by the Chef, Drive well and drive safely as this is a huge area of great worry for her, utilize discerning judgement to know when a trip to the Hospital or Emergency is needed, administer medicine, monitor and be mindful and be a companion as she goes through her day and to the beach.
A great affinity for island living, the sunny climes, and being on-call as needed. This can be tricky because it may be evident that when you think it may be your day off she may be having an episode and really needs for you to be in place and minding her. She becomes unstable during her seizure episodes and is at great risk should another fall occur.
This job will take a special person to fulfill the requirements as it is not an easy job and given the nature of the head injury requires that you be very comfortable within the demands that will be placed upon you.
Knowledge of CPR - First Aid. Former experience as a caregiver essential along with an understanding of managing a person having seizures. A plus and of great strength within this job is a former medically trained professional, nurses. nurses aid, para-medic. You will need to be energized, quick on your feet, a discerning problem solver, exercise great judgement in instinctual reaction time to jump to the aid of a person in urgent need of care.
You will be running errands, caring for the car, making bed, laundry, shopping, buying supplies, driving to appointments, administering medicine, keeping company, being reassuring and making things pleasant - buy flowers, help with her bath and bathing as needed, assisting with dressing as needed....just being a trusted kind person who really cares and is responsible.
A thorough background check will be conducted. Must have a clean Drivers License and be a cautious safe and careful driver. Reliable and trustworthy and understand fully that when someone is unwell they, they are not themselves and need patience and understanding in their time of need.