When I took the job as caregiver for a 91 year old woman with moderate to severe dementia, I did not know what I was getting myself into. After a few days of providing live-in care, I found myself the subject of daily derogatory put-downs, name calling, refusal to accept any assistance, accusations of stealing property and valuables. In essence she sees me as someone not worthy of her respect on any level. Her narcissistic abuse has turned my life into a living h*ll in just one month.
Moving forward, in addition to free room and board, what financial compensation can a live-in caregiver for this type of patient expect or request?Qualifications include : Education- M.Ed. Experience- 30 years in the Education and Training Industry and 2 years as a Dementia live-in Caregiver.