Care Leader/Personal Asst./Advocate - Help with Care/House & Pet Management/ Compassionate, “Take Charge” Jack of all Trades
NOTE: This role can be quite demanding at times, but if done right, will be rewarding and life-changing.
LONG-TERM COMMITMENT A kind-hearted, selfless leader is needed to be a physical and vocal substitute, as well as a fearless, tireless and supportive partner for a 36 yr-old physically disabled female, who suffered a life-changing traumatic spinal cord injury (NON-paralyzed) at age 28, resulting in progressive 24/7/365 tormenting and disabling physical chronic symptoms head to toe + full-body excruciating pain that has lasted 7 ˝ yrs+.
This is not a formal "job" per-se but rather a highly important role, ultimately working hard at minimizing “to-dos” from A-Z and be a point of contact for others on a “Care Team,” all working towards the ultimate goal of helping to free this woman from such intense constant agony and debilitation so she can start living her life again using the suffering and lessons learned for the greater good. This will entail a long-term dedicated, ‘do-what-it-takes’ committed person, providing the highest level of focused, consistent help, support, as well as delegation of care while the patient continues battling a one of its kind catastrophic injury, with a central nervous system that will not stop misfiring and keeps her very debilitated, always sleep deprived and in 24/7 severe constant agony.
APPX. 40 hours/month (some weeks help needed for more hours, others - less help necessary) - Salary, retainer like NET pay, so good character with high expectations/good work ethic/accountability is necessary. Schedule varies, some planned hours/days/visits, phone check-ins, some “care on call” TBD, or when is convenient for you to do it within that week or other timeframe - not set in stone, so hard worker, someone goal-oriented, unselfish, giving person is what is needed. Being near to Marietta, East Cobb (10-15 mi.), Accessible w/in short time frame, few other commitments, clean record/good credit/substance-free and animal (cat) lover is necessary. Need to be flexible for some availability during business hrs for various “9-5” NEEDS (phone work, trans to medical appts, meet w/vendors, etc.); in-home help appx. 1-3 days/wk (i.e., Weds. and/or Sundays sometime between the hours of 4-7p or so for appx. 1 1/2 hrs./visit) for checking in/progress, discussing various tasks needed, prioritizing to dos, organizing, overseeing/doing tasks, stocking home-related things (food, paper towels, fridge w/drinks, etc. etc.), meal assist, laundry, trash, dishwasher unloading, recruiting other house/care help as nec., errands, etc. NOTE: Will not be the housecleaner, although need to be able to manage this and other house and pet-related tasks in conjunction with homeowner, who is also person for whom you will be caring. Additional work done from wherever is confidential/quiet/needed, and allows for tasks to be done efficiently/effectively (i.e., your home, library, in "field"). Deal with frustrating health-coverage/patient & disability advocate issues/forms/letters, medical & Internet/other research; find/contact doctors & other potential solutions for unique, rare/disabling medical situation; writing letters/making calls, responding to many things on behalf of patient; many personal assistant/house management tasks (finding landscape/lawn maint., vendors, coordinate appts, screen/interview, follow-up, etc.), help w/cats (2) needs, bills, administrative/other projects, organize/file various records/paperwork, manage/respond to phonecalls, mail/email messages, taking initiative while also taking direction.
IDEAL qualities this person will possess: HONEST even if news is bad, Unconditionally compassionate/supportive Leader/Communicator, DETAIL-ORIENTED; good listener, good credit/good money manager/budgeter, take charge and can take direction too; self-starter, thinks out of box, creative, solution-oriented, problem-solver, involved, quick learner, persistent, loyal/protective to a fault, responsible, fighter, humble, efficient, never take "no" for answer even when task/situation seems impossible and hopeless; understanding, empathetic, mature, non-judgmental, rational/logical/reasonable, highly trustworthy/confidential, NOT a gossiper, a good writer, hard worker, non-formal/casual, Doesn't dwell on what people think or image, Tech-savvy; Articulate, high self expectations, proactive, anticipates needs, reliable & dependable, accessible, independent thinker, good communicator/blunt, doesn't take things personally (i.e., irritability/inability to be social), NOT fake; Calm, peaceful, positive encourager in the intense medical storm. Perfect for empty-nester, Homemaker w/older or no children, newly divorced or retired, Mature student, generous person w/extra time and/or someone who has gone through traumatic medical or other event(s) and now wants to "pay it forward." This is a long-term need and someone who will be akin to family/close loved one. The right fit will bring solutions to someone in constant suffering that is unable to really function but is desperately trying and has been, battling a complex, misunderstood injury/symptoms of huge magnitude while also "living" independently. If interested, please email, Attn: “Ads in USA - Caregiving Personal Assistance” with current life/work situation, a short bio, NET equivalent to hourly pay expectations in lump sum/month and why you would be a perfect fit for this very important, life-changing role. Thank you very much. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.