Free Apartment

Salary, Bonus & FREE Luxury 1br + Den Apartment as Live-In Assistant for Senior!

Fabulous opportunity during these lean economic times: FREE rent and all utilities, cable, laundry, fully furnished. PLUS monthly SALARY in exchange for part time caretaking/personal assistant duties for stimulating Senior. See requirements below. Think of this as a one year commitment mimimum as we want Dad to have someone he bonds well with. This is a beautiful apartment in a great location in the city of Minneapolis/St. Louis Park, near bike trails and Cedar Lake area.
 

Gorgeous upscale home with location near Cedar Lake. Quick walk to Lake and trails. Three-minute drive to downtown. Completely furnished "apartment in home" with private entry, alarm system, door intercom, private bath, personal washer/dryer, new kitchen (with Breakfast Bar), living room, patio, AC/Heat included (you control it), Cable TV, high-speed internet, and off-street parking. All windows view lovely landscaped backyard and nature preserve. If you are a University of Minnesota student, you will get a free parking spot near Dinkytown.


Best match:

Articulate, good verbal skills, extra friendly demeanor
Honest, mature (past party age), reponsible, personable, and a willingness to be helpful
Capable of being neat and tidy.
Some cooking skills required (Assemble Simple Lunches & Dinners)
Non-Smoker a must
Valid drivers license and clean record (no DUI) (as you will be driving to doctor appointments for Dad in the afternoon or occasional evening)
Computer/Internet knowledge and skills a big plus
Some college education desirable
Sorry, no pets
Must be flexible for afternoon errands, doctor appointments, etc.; but there is plenty of free-time for work-at-home, study, or free-time in the mornings.
Person must be in good health and physically able

Duties such as:

1) Make lunch and dinner
2) Assist dad in home office (read mail, read portions of newspaper, write correspondence, run errands, help with computer issues)
3) Driving: Drive to doctor visits, lectures, dinners, and social events as needed
4) Housekeeping: Lite cleaning as needed daily for visually impaired senior (professional cleaner provided twice monthly). You must be capable of keeping your own apartment clean and tidy.
5) Misc household duties similar to those of owning your own home (take out garbage, remove weeds from flower boxes, water plants, take in newspaper, etc)
6) Grocery shopping or other errands (alone or with Senior)
7) Take short walk with Senior for exercise
8) Must already have CPR/First Aid - or we will pay for course

Value:

This space is valued at $900 - $1000/mo., which includes all utilities, cable, internet, parking, in-unit full-size laundry, and is fully furnished (including kitchenware).
Quiet, Lovely Views, Outstanding Home Environment.
There is $10,000 yearly salary and a Large Bonus for successfully completing the first year, and another Large Bonus for completing a second year. Second year will include a stipend increase commensurate with duties. (ask for details)

Who is best suited:

Retiree / Senior who is no longer working, but is physically and mentally able to take on these duties.
A couple, one of whom may be going to school and is often home studying and/or has a schedule where they are often available during afternoon and early evening hours.
A graduate student (or serious undergraduate student), who has a set schedule, without labs, who can be available at dinner time and can be flexible for some afternoon appointments or early evening social events for our Dad.
Must enjoy working with a very like-able senior, who has a visual impairment.

Pictures:


Simply beautiful.

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Bedroom (picture shows room as office).

Bedroom (picture shows room as office).

Bedroom (picture shows room as office).

Simply beautiful.

Simply beautiful.

Simply beautiful.

Simply beautiful.
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