Kind and active person to provide companionship for my ninety year old mother in sunny Alicante, Spain



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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    My mother who celebrated her 90th birthday recently lives with us following the death of my father. She has walking difficulties and relies on a wheelchair when out and about but inside she uses just her stick. She is a lovely, friendly and chatty lady who enjoys socialising, eating out and the company of people. Equally she enjoys quiet time watching TV or snoozing in her chair.

    I am her daughter and work part-time as a teacher and my husband cares for her when I am at work and I take over when I get home.
    What we would like is a special person who could be there for the rare occasions when we are both out but always contactable and would enjoy the company of a lady with many memories. That person could also help with some light housework, preparing a lunch for mum or just keeping her company.

    Hours would be variable but equally flexable .
    As the hours required are minimal we would appreciate some general help in the house with cleaning etc but not too much. You would have plenty of time off to explore the area, swim in the community pool or follow whatever pursuits that interest you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They would benefit from living in a small Spanish community, to learn the language and culture and also if they wanted to learn or refine their English too. I am a qualified English teacher so could help with any studies.

    The person we are looking for must like dogs as we have two small dogs but both are non shedding so allergies are not an issue. We live in a quiet Spanish village but close to Benidorm for those who like entertainment and all the facilities the town offers. Our village is between the mountains and the sea with spectacular views and lovely weather. Alicante is our closest airport.

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    We are looking ideally for a single kind lady who enjoys chatting and can offer some alternative company for my lovely mum. She loves talking about things in the past and listening to other people's experiences. She is also just content to watch a little TV, read and dose off!
    So you woukd have lots of free time to follow your own interests.
    Physical and personal care is managed by myself and my husband.
    But It would be great if you like to cook, to provide a light lunch occasionally and to do some light cleaning, ironing etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    The acommadation offered is a 1/2 bed apartment with own kitchen, lounge and bathroom but you would be welcome to share all meals with us if you wished. Lovely sunny terrace to enjoy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a beautiful area to live and explore and experience the local culture as well as the wider multi ethnic community.
    We have everything in terms of Nature, mountain walks, beautiful beaches and coves to explore as well as many opportunities to easily explore other areas of Spain with Spains excellent train service.
    There are lots of restaurants locally serving all types of food and lots of shows to see in Benidorm and Alicante. There is also a large community pool and boules pitch on our urbanisation.
    This area normally hosts many fiestas and music events.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    5 hours but flexable

Host ref number: 762269795622