Caregiver - Seasonal/Temporary
Note: Multiple relatives of patient attend Ada Bible – Kentwood.
We are seeking two professionals or college students able to assist our father (age: 60) with at home care support as we journey the side effects of Glioblastoma. Our mom (father’s wife) and one of the children live at home and support as well. Day-shifts and Night-shifts are needed. We are seeking to hire 2-3 caretakers available for the 14 shifts needed each week (7 hour shifts, two shifts per date, 7 days a week).
Expectation: Able to solely support/lift/guide/move a 6’2, 230+ lb adult male in and out of chair, physical therapy, bed, restroom, etc. Provide patient and supportive care with basic PT exercises and stretches, getting in and out of bed, restroom, grooming support, etc.) To allow family members time to be with their husband/dad during this time – we are seeking support with caregiving shifts. Due to nature of chemo and radiation, it is essential that the support role is taking high preventive cautions with COVID-19 measures.
Day Shift: 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (some flexibility to this timing if needed)
Night Shift: 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. (some flexibility to this timing if needed)
Dates: 7 days a week needed – seeking to find mutliple caregivers that can commit to specific timeslots each week. You do not need to be available 7 days a week; but you do need to have specific days of the week you can commit to in advance. We are seeking to find multiple caregivers that combined can fill the 14 slots needed per week.
Start date: ASAP – Ideally starting Monday, December 8 or as quickly as possible. We are seeking support for the month of December and beyond. If applicant is available for January and beyond, this will be a plus but not a requirement for December work. Will reevaluate shifts and needs after a month and beyond.
Pay: $15-$17/hour commiserate on experience for day shifts. Night shift pay is negotiable. Night shifts are often eventless (i.e. caretaker can sleep in guest room with minimal caretaking duties necessary, beyond 1 to 3 wake-up support times, depending on patient’s status), so wages will be discussed for nights potentially as a lower base hourly rate (than days) but with increases to wages based on wake-up instances.
Contact Info: Send information and questions to family member – Bradley Jansen (e: firstname.lastname@example.org, c: 616.272.0008)
Note: Several Relatives of Patient go to Ada Bible – Kentwood