Caregiver's who are treated badly by the children of the people they are hired to care for.
I have been providing Live-in Private Duty Caregiving for the past 4 and a half years and I have had many problems with the children of the Elder's I am caring for. Everything from verbal abuse to breach of agreement to not being paid, to bias and personal insults there seems to be consideration and support for everyone except the caregiver. We are not all abusers or thieves and we give up our inhibitions, our free time, our privacy, and so much more to care for someone else's Parents and we are hardly ever the subject of a common cause that looks out for us. I have been trying to find just one forum that speaks about all that we endure and what we sacrifice with no watchdog community to consider us or our well being.