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I need someone to stay with my grandmother while I'm out of town for several hours.I don't know of anyone who can come over to stay with with my grandmother. This is rather last minute, and I need someone professional who I can call immediately, to sit with her for several hours, from early morning to mid afternoon on weekends Saturdays. Any ideas? The situation is a little complicated.

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I ran into the exact issue last year. My parents are at a point they just can't be left alone for long periods of time. I found a company near me called Right at Home. I interviewed several but they were by far the most professional and they worked with me on cost. My mom fell in love with the caregiver. Just be careful of the type of company you call here in FL there are agencies and registries. Stay clear of the registries. Ugh. Good luck.
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If you don't have time to arrange with an agency, some churches may have a ministry that could help. Also if you have an adult day care in your area give them a call. Their employees sometimes will do sitting for non-clients. Or think about using day care regularly to give yourself a break.
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Unless money is no object, definitely start with your local area agency of aging. Home care services for the amount of time you are talking about get pretty costly pretty quickly and if resources are limited, the aging services agency may be able to help. Private home care providers are available and less costly but generally are not insured and vetting would be your responsibility. Caregivers from an agency may or may not provide more security. In some states, home care agencies are not licensed. For more info, I would suggest Googling "National Private Duty Association". There are several of them and including a .gov site that can help by providing info on how to find an vet an agency. Good luck!
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You have the option of contacting local home care agencies. What level of care does your loved one need? If there will be meds to give and\ or other skilled medical needs than you need an LPN or RN. I am biased toward Bayada nurses because I worked for them.They really throughly screen their employees. They offer the services you need for the hours you are gone. With any agency be upfront and specific about what services you expect while you are gone. I am not for a volunteer . They would not know what to do should a medical need arose. Everyone knows to call 911 but a nurse eoulf know what to do medically before 911 arrives. Hope all works out for you.
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Call your local center for aging or senior center for home care recommendations in your area. Also some locals have RSVP -- retired senior volunteer persons who may come over and sit or take her out. Your church may also have senior volunteers that provide such service.

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Home healthcare agencies offer "sitters". Caregivers who come to the house to sit with someone. Usually there's a 2-hour minimum.
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Contact your doctor or your grandmother's doctor for suggestions. Maybe they can direct you in the right direction. Otherwise, call a local caregiver agency to see if they can do a short-term care.
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