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Part Time $15 – 30/hr Starts 04/24 Santa Cruz, CA
About who needs care: My parents are in their seventies and my father is in the early stages of dementia. He has good cognitive abilities but very poor short-term memory. My mother is his primary caregiver but is slowing down and has some mild memory/cognitive issues following successful treatment for leukaemia 10 years ago. Both are struggling with balance and my mom has recently fallen and broken her pelvis. She is recovering well and is mobile but currently needs a walker for outdoor walks. Both were successful small business owners before retirement and enjoyed traveling before the pandemic. Currently my father enjoys playing cards taking the dog to the dog park and watching the news. My mom enjoys reading and visiting with friends and family. Both sleep a lot and enjoy sleeping in and naps. They typically get up around 9 a.m. for breakfast and morning activities and have a long afternoon nap then get up to have dinner They enjoy dinner together with a glass of wine before going to bed around 9 p.m. They could use help with meal prep/shopping/cleaning /household tasks and getting safe exercise as well as getting to bed safely. About the care needs: We are looking for a kind and patient and upbeat caregiver who is comfortable and patient with people who have memory issues. We are looking for someone who is considerate happy and positiveExperience with people who are at fall risk is also important. Someone who can gently but firmly remind people to be safe/get exercise/take medicine/have a shower will be very important. My parents love their small dog so someone who likes dogs would be great. Someone who would enjoy walks in the neighborhood and by the harbor would also be appreciated. An interest in container gardening would also be a benefit. Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, and mobility assistance. Preference for a caregiver who is female.
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How much do senior care jobs pay in Santa Cruz, CA?
The average pay rate for elder care jobs in Santa Cruz, CA on Care.com is $17.50 per hour as of May 2021. This rate is based on private at-home senior care and may vary depending on your experience caring for seniors, certifications that you may have, and the specific services that you can perform.
What type of senior care jobs can I find in Santa Cruz, CA?
Care.com has 14 senior care jobs in Santa Cruz, CA. You can search jobs posted by local families looking to hire a caregiver for their elder loved ones by distance from Santa Cruz. From there, you can compare jobs by hourly pay rate, the type of senior care you specialize in and the desired schedule and days you wish to work.
Can I find a senior care job during the COVID-19 outbreak?
Many families and caregivers continue to rely on Care.com as a place to connect and help each other especially during these critical times. Many families will want to have a reliable and responsible person who can care for their elder loved ones safely at home and run errands for them during these times. If you're looking for a senior care job, there are currently 14 job opportunities in Santa Cruz, CA posted by families who need help to care for their seniors at home.