Live in carer required for East Lothian

Everycare (Edinburgh) Ltd

3 days ago

£750/per week

Job Description

Everycare is looking for a female live-in carer who has experience in working with dementia clients.  We have a position for a lady who lives in Aberlady, who was recently diagnosed with dementia after a long stay in hospital.  She also has mild autism and suffered a minor brain injury whilst playing tennis in her youth.

She is a lovely lady with a great sense of humour who can at times speak her mind to let you know what she likes and doesn’t like, which is one of the effects of her autism.  However, she is a clever lady who worked in the post-graduate department of Edinburgh University for over 25 years and ran it with military precision.

We are looking for a carer who can provide a first-class service for our client to allow her to stay at home and thrive in her surroundings.

Like most dementia sufferers she can refuse point blank to do some things but can be brought around with gentle reassurance and encouragement.  She can shout out at night in her sleep and because of this, she has a waking night carer 3 times a week.  

She has a welfare guardian who is very much involved in her care and is always on hand to help out at any time if needed. 

The care she needs is very straightforward - personal care, toileting (she wears pads) and cooking her meals (she has a good appetite). There would also be some light domestic duties such as laundry, hoovering, changing the bed linen etc.  

The carer would have their own room in a beautiful 4 bedroomed cottage on the East Lothian coastal road set in large, landscaped grounds where deer, badgers, foxes, and other wildlife often visit.

At the moment a carer would only be required 2 weeks out of eight as she currently has a live-in carer provided by another company, but this is expected to change in the coming months. 

Salary is £750 per week and a £40 food allowance paid directly to the carer by the client.  You would have 2-hour break 6 days a week and a 4-hour break once a week.

Please only apply if you have experience in working with dementia clients and have a clear understanding of how this cruel disease works.

We also have an additional vacancy for a client in Midlothian - this lady also has dementia and we require a live-in carer every weekend to relieve the main carer.

Click the Apply Now button to apply - or call 0131 668 4184 or email for more information about the role.

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Aberlady, East Lothian, UK


£750/per week £40 food allowance in addition

Employment type:

Full Time

Working Term:

Employed (PAYE)