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We are Sabine and Dennis, a retired German and English couple who live in Salobreña with our 2 cats. We moved to Spain 19 Years ago and have been very happy here.
Sadly Dennis developed dementia a few years ago and his health has slowly deteriorated, I have until recently been providing all his needs, However as he can’t be left unattended, it’s made it difficult for me to continue my interests or attend appointments etc. Dennis enjoys a range of company, and I’ve noticed he is more settled when there is a variety of companions.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We live in a beautiful area of Spain, surrounded by natural beauty and the sea (1.5 km from a beach) We are in a quiet neighbourhood, but a short drive to 2 lovely towns.
Both our nearest towns (Salobreña and Almuñécar) have all the usual facilities plus 2 beautiful old towns. We are surrounded by countryside with beautiful walks, plus KM’s of beaches.
I am looking for some help with my husband Dennis who has Dementia. He is mobile, although slow, he is sometimes lucid, although is becoming less and less. He enjoys company and really enjoys going out for meals and to our local cafes for a coffee. He enjoys short walks and journeys in the car. He is able to feed himself. Any personal care I provide.
I have a couple of regular carers plus neighbours who also help when required.
I would like someone who can stay at home with him so I can attend appointments etc. or , after a while, if you feel confident, take him out to some of the places, bars or restaurant he is familiar with. I anticipate this taking up maximum of 10 to 15 hours per week. The other hours helping around the house and garden and possibly preparing meals.
The workaway doesn’t need to have care experience in particular, but someone who is confident, kind with good common sense.
As the kitchen is a shared space it’s important that you are clean and tidy without prompting.
We would do a weekly shop together, but at times you may have to prepare your own meals with the food provided as Dennis sometimes prefers to eat out. You are responsible for any snacks and fizzy drinks etc.
I or one of the carers would go out with you and Dennis until you and I feel confident.
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The accommodation I offer is on the ground floor, with private double bedroom, lounge and bathroom. With shared use of the kitchen.
We have a tennis court on our urbanisation which can be used all year and a community swimming pool which is open from June to mid September, it's only a 10 minutes walk to the nearest beach. There is a bus service although not very frequent.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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