We have privately hired 2 different caregivers who have had family overseas and needed to go home for a month at a time. The first one never came back and now this one (who we really love) has had to deal with her grandmother who was very ill and not expected to live and has been gone for a month already and just let me know that she will need to be gone longer than expected. Mom lives with me and we only had someone 3 days a week to bathe her and help with laundry and some light housework. I am doing that now but Mom does not like how I do things and we are missing the aide. I am now looking at an agency which costs much more for the small amount of help we really need.