Nationality:English as a first language to avoid frustrations from both parties
Hello, I’m looking for somebody to help my father (76) to continue to live in his own home. Up until early 2019 he was a socially active individual, travelling into Central London frequently to meet up with friends & family. In late 2018 he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer (which is being managed and in under control), and in mid-2019 was diagnosed with Colon Cancer (which is again being managed and under control. He is confined to the downstairs of the house as a reaction to the cancer has left him extremely weak and unable to use the stairs, he needs a walking frame to walk. He has enough independence to use the bathroom on without assistance, but does need help lifting his feet/legs in & out of bed. He spends most of his days watching TV and Sky Sports.
Duties would be focused around helping him in & out of bed, including if he wakes up during night hours needing help to get out of bed – you would not have to accompany him to the bathroom, just wait to help him back into the bathroom.
Help him get up between 07:30 - 09:00, make him a cup of tea and breakfast. Then free time
Free time until you need to make his evening meal (about 18:00), wash and tidy up and then free time until bedtime, then help him get into bed (between 22:00 - 23:30).
He currently has carers visiting everyday (Monday through Sunday) to ensure he's okay, this includes helping him to get washed & dressed every morning and all medication is taken - we expect this arrangement to continue. He has a cleaner to clean his living areas, we would expect you to keep your living area clean & tidy (within reason).