My father is 86 years old, fairly severe Alzheimer's. He remembers almost nothing, he is very agitated and even a little violent (screaming, striking, pinching caregivers) about 25% of the time. He has urinary incontinence while sleeping. Due to a broken hip last year he cannot walk.
Medicaid will pay for an aide 12 hours a day. I would like to pay the aide another $50 to stay overnight as well. There will of course need to be two different aides so that the primary aide has a day or two off each week.
I except the aide to keep my father safe, fed, clean, comfortable, etc while also being an excellent housekeeper who will keep the apartment spick and span. I don't want to hire a housekeeper on top of the aide since the aide will have a couple of hours of downtime daily when dad naps.
This is in Brooklyn, NY by the way.
Do you think this is reasonable? Will it be difficult to find the right people? Any advice?